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Heads Rolling Over New York Prison Break

June 30, 2015
The New York State Department of Corrections is replacing 12 prison employees, including the prison’s superintendent Steven Racette and deputy superintendent Stephen Brown. Racette was seen in a photo with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 6, when the daring prison break was discovered.

Why It Was Legal for New York Trooper to Shoot Fleeing, Unarmed Escapee

June 30, 2015
State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the suspect poses a significant threat. Law enforcement experts say this shooting was clear-cut.

How the New York Prison Escapee Manhunt Came to a Successful End

June 29, 2015

A three-week manhunt for two escaped prisoners, called a "nightmare" by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, came to a violent end this weekend when one inmate was shot and killed Friday and another was shot and apprehended Sunday. More Here.

Video: How the New York Prison Escapee Manhunt Came to a Successful End

June 29, 2015
A three-week manhunt for two escaped prisoners, called a "nightmare" by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, came to a violent end this weekend when one inmate was shot and killed Friday and another was shot and apprehended Sunday.

Escaped Cop Killer Sweat Shot and Captured in New York

June 28, 2015
Police have captured convicted murderer David Sweat, who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York more than three weeks ago.

New York Prison Escapee Matt Killed, Police Pursuing Cop Killer Sweat

June 26, 2015
Richard Matt, one of two escaped murderers from an upstate New York prison, has been shot and killed by police.Officers involved in a nearly three-week manhunt are pursuing fugitive cop killer David Sweat, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation told CNN this afternoon.

Prison Worker May Have Aided New York Cop Killer's Escape, 2 Murderers Still at Large

June 8, 2015
The escapees are David Sweat, 34, and Richard Matt, 48. Sweat was serving a life sentence for murdering Broome County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Tarsia who happened upon Sweat and others after they had robbed a firearms store. Matt was imprisoned for the kidnapping, murder and dismemberment of a man who had fired him from his job at a food warehouse.

Escaped Inmate Shoots Iowa Deputy, Manhunt Continues

August 19, 2013
An inmate who escaped from an Iowa prison's minimum-security lodge Friday shot a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy two days later and remains the target of a law enforcement manhunt.

Cons Rappelled, Took Cab In Jail Escape

December 20, 2012
Convicted bank robbers Kenneth Conley and Joseph Banks apparently broke their cell window, then rappelled down about 20 stories using a makeshift rope made of bed sheets. They then changed clothes and caught a cab out of downtown.

N.C. Murderer Escapes from Minimum Security Prison

September 24, 2012
A helicopter flew over rural Tillery, N.C., Sunday night searching for the convicted murderer, who was given three consecutive life sentences in 1981. Bloodhounds also assisted in the ground search.

St. Louis Police Recapture Jail Escapee Who Made Own Nunchucks

September 19, 2011
Pollard had escaped Friday after fighting off more than a dozen correctional officers with nunchucks.

Fourth New Mexico Jail Escapee Captured, Four Still at Large

August 29, 2008
Victor Sotelo, the fourth escapee to be captured from Sunday's jailbreak in Clovis, N.M., was apprehended late Thursday night in Albuquerque. "We're four down, four to go," Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday morning. "We're optimistic."
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