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  • Woman who helped 2 killers escape says she was depressed

    09/14/2015 2:47:45 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 14, 2015
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The former New York prison employee who helped two killers escape from a maximum-security prison said in an interview that she was depressed at the time and the inmates took advantage of what she called her "weakness." In the first of a two-part jailhouse interview aired Monday morning on NBC's "Today" show, Joyce Mitchell told host Matt Lauer that she cooperated with Richard Matt and David Sweat's demands for help because Matt had threatened members of her family.
  • Escape of 'El Chapo': Frantic Hunt in Mexico Turns Up No Sign of Drug Kingpin

    07/13/2015 2:30:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/13/2015 | by MARK POTTER and ERIN MCCLAM
    Mexican authorities searched frantically on Monday for the notorious drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" — but there was no sign of him more than 24 hours after his astonishing, elaborate escape from a maximum-security prison. In a devastating embarrassment for the Mexican government, the kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, slipped into a shaft through the shower floor of his prison cell and got away in a mile-long, ventilated tunnel outfitted with a motorbike. "This is like capturing Osama bin Laden, having him spend a year in prison, and then walking away from that prison only to re-engage in his terrorist activities,"...
  • New Details Emerge in Prison Escape of Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman; Manhunt Underway

    07/12/2015 7:52:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Mexican authorities have launched a manhunt to find drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, who has broken out of prison again, the country’s National Security Commission said Sunday. Guards at the Altiplano Federal Prison discovered during a routine check on Saturday that Guzman, known as “El Chapo,” was missing, a statement from the commission said. Guzman escaped through a hole in his cell that led to a tunnel nearly a mile long, Mexico National Security spokesman Monte Alejandro Rubido García confirmed Sunday morning at a press conference in Mexico City. The hole led to a tunnel that was lighted and ventilated, the...
  • Prison employee arrested, faces two felony charges for aiding escape of two murderers

    06/12/2015 3:19:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2015
    DEVELOPING: The female prison employee at the center of an investigation into the escape of two killers was arrested Thursday and charged with providing them assistance. The New York State Police said Joyce Mitchell, 51, faced two felony charges related to helping Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York one week ago. The men are still at large. Mitchell was charged with Promoting Prison Contraband 1st Degree, and Criminal Facilitation, 4th Degree, both felonies, police said. Earlier, the local district attorney said she had provided "equipment" to the pair, but not the...
  • Florida murderer caught 32 years after prison escape

    07/28/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    .ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday captured a man in Colorado who escaped nearly 32 years ago from the Florida prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Frederick Barrett, 60, slipped away from the Union Correctional Institution in Raiford during a nighttime power outage on August 17, 1979. U.S. Marshals Service officers, dressed as U.S. Forest Service firefighters, arrested Barrett early on Wednesday at his cabin in Montrose County, Colorado. He had been living in the remote, mountainous area under the name Neil Meltzer, Florida officials said.
  • Nigeria: 800 inmates escape during prison attack

    09/10/2010 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Joolz · 7 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2010 | SHEHU SAULAWA
    About 800 inmates escaped a federal prison holding Muslim extremists in northern Nigeria during a sunset attack by gunmen who are believed to be members of a radical sect, a police official said Wednesday. The attackers went cell by cell at the prison in Bauchi, breaking open locks and setting fire to part of the prison before escaping during the confusion, said Bauchi state police commissioner Danlami Yar'Adua. Four people died and six others remain in critical condition.
  • Mother of Arizona escapee arrested

    08/08/2010 7:51:39 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 8 Aug 2010 | unattributed
    One of the three convicted murderers who escaped from an Arizona prison has been linked to the deaths of a couple found in a burned-out camper, police said. Forensic evidence links John McCluskey to the crime scene where two bodies were found in a camper near Santa Rosa, N.M., Arizona State Police Maj. Robert Shilling said, KOB-TV, Albuquerque, N.M., reported. McCluskey escaped July 30 from the Arizona State Prison near Kingman with fellow inmates Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick, who was caught in Colorado after a police chase and shootout. McCluskey's mother, Claudia Washburn, 68, was arrested Saturday at the...
  • Iraq - Twenty prisoners killed in prison escape attempt

    12/28/2005 1:04:41 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 887+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | December 28, 2005
    ALARM - Twenty Iraqi prisoners killed in an escape bid BAGHDAD - Twenty Iraqi prisoners were killed Wednesday morning in an escape bid from a prison in Baghdad, announced a person in charge for the ministry for the Interior.
  • Murder Suspect Escapes Pennsylvania Jail

    10/11/2003 7:26:25 AM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 30 replies · 624+ views
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A suspect in the murders of five people whose bodies were found in his backyard escaped from jail by climbing 60 feet down a rope made of bedsheets, officials said. Hugo Selenski, who was charged Monday with murder in two of the deaths, was the subject of a massive manhunt Saturday after escaping from his seventh-floor cell at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Selenski's partner in the Friday night jailbreak, Scott Bolton, was injured in the escape and hospitalized. The facility, some 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia, is about a block from the courthouse in downtown Wilkes-Barre...