David Sweat Will Spend 23 Hours a Day in a Cell...

The State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said in a news release, The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway. David Sweat, who was shot and wounded during his June 28 capture. After at least 24 hours in the infirmary for a medical evaluation, he'll be among the up to 150 men held in its Special Housing Unit, where each prisoner sleeps, eats, washes and spends nearly all his time in a 105-square-foot cell with a bed, a writing platform, a toilet, a sink and a shower. The inmates generally are allowed out of their cells to exercise for an hour a day. Sweat, 35, will be put on suicide watch, the corrections department noted.



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