Prison worker pleads guilty in helping escape of Matt, Sweat

Richard Matt, left, and David Sweat escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility, about 100 kilometers southeast of Cornwall, Ont., on Saturday June 6, 2015. Matt was shot and killed by authorities while Sweat was captured near the Canadian border. (Photo/New York State Police/Handout)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – A worker from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York has pled guilty to helping two prisoner escape last month.

Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at the prison about 100 kilometers southeast of Cornwall, Ont., admitted to supplying tools to David Sweat and Richard Matt ahead of their elaborate escape June 6.

Mitchell entered the plea in a Plattsburgh court Tuesday.

Sweat and Matt were on the run for nearly three weeks before Matt was shot and killed by police during a standoff.

Sweat was caught about a kilometer from the Canadian border, just outside Constable, New York and is now in a maximum-security prison in Romulus, New York (100 kilometers south east of Rochester).

Mitchell faces up to seven years behind bars.

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