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

Details relationship with inmates

Makes Statement

Mitchell details her increasing sexual contact with Matt and her deepening involvement in the plot over time. She tells her dreams of running off into the sunset with the men, only to have the fantasy unravel when she panicked on the night of the escape.

I enjoyed the attention, the feeling both of them gave me, and the thought of a different life.

Her relationship with Matt began with seemingly innocent requests for help, but soon escalated into sexual contact, including sending him nude photos to give to Sweat. Mitchell explains she had sexual contact with Matt.

I originally brought in two blades, by bending them in half and putting them in some hamburger, which I then put in the freezer. Inmate Matt asked me for hacksaw blades, he also asked for two chisels and a punch.

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