Did Inmates Have Inside Help in 'Shawshank'-style Breakout?

New York's governor said Monday investigators are looking into whether civilian employees or outside contractors helped two murderers obtain the power tools they used to break out of a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border. As the manhunt continued for the third day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a round of appearances on morning news shows that he would be shocked if a prison guard was involved in the escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The governor added that nvestigators are questioning hundreds of civilian employees and the contractors who have been doing extensive renovations at the 170-year-old prison.
Officials said David Sweat and Richard Matt cut through steel walls at the back of their adjacent cells and sliced through steel pipes while making their "Shawshank Redemption"-style breakout, which guards discovered early Saturday.



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