Joyce Mitchell

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Joyce Mitchell was a prison tailor shop supervisor in Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. She gave tools and assistance to David Sweat and Richard Matt to help them escape from the prison on June 6, 2015. After a two week manhunt Matt was killed and Sweat was captured alive. Mitchell plead guilty and was sentenced to up to seven years imprisonment.

28 Jul, 2015

Pleads guilty to aiding escapees

Plea hearing

Mitchell pleads guilty to helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum security prison last month. She allegedly provided tools to Matt before the escape by concealing them in hamburger meat. She pleads guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband and fourth-degree criminal facilitation. She faces a prison sentence ranging from 2 1/3 years to 7 years. She also agrees to cooperate with the investigation and give up her teaching certificate. The judge says Mitchell, who wiped away tears while making the plea, could be released on $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. Mitchell will be sentenced on Sept. 28.

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