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July 05, 2015
For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

David Sweat, who was shot and wounded during his June 28 capture, was taken early Sunday from Albany Medical Center to the infirmary at the Five Points Correctional Facility - Full Story
July 04, 2015

Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

Remains in stable condition, while body of partner in escape has been handled in accordance with family - Full Story
July 02, 2015

Man charged with robbing same NJ bank 5 years later

Months after he was released from prison for robbing a bank 5 years earlier, he was arrested for doing it again - Full Story
June 29, 2015
Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions - Full Story
June 29, 2015
NY Gov. Cuomo: Escaped prisoners planned on Mexico

NY Gov. Cuomo: Escaped prisoners planned on Mexico

Initially the two convicts planned on fleeing to Mexico, but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backed out - Full Story
June 28, 2015
2nd inmate in prison break shot, captured

2nd inmate in prison break shot, captured

Convicted murderer David Sweat was shot by police Sunday - Full Story
June 28, 2015
Massive search for escaped killer enters day 23

Massive search for escaped killer enters day 23

Troopers with guns drawn searched a cabin in Malone and other officers carrying rifles manned checkpoints and examined cars - Full Story
June 27, 2015
Surviving inmate still on the loose after 1 escapee killed

Surviving inmate still on the loose after 1 escapee killed

Officers continued to focus Saturday on rugged terrain west of Clinton Correctional Facility as they looked for Sweat - Full Story
June 26, 2015
1 NY inmate escapee fatally shot, other is on run

1 NY inmate escapee fatally shot, other is on run

Richard Matt, one of the prisoners who escaped Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6, has been killed - Full Story



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