The person working in a prison in New York is suspected of providing escaped convicted murderers with tools like hacksaw blades. She was smuggling the tools in ground meat that was given to them. The two men fled the jail 18 days ago, which is rated as maximum security. According to the prosecutors, Joyce Mitchell was putting the tools in the meat stored in a refrigerator accessible to the guard who then gave the meat to Richard Matt and David Sweat. They were imprisoned in a section where inmates are allowed to cook for themselves.
The guard is on administrative leave as of last week. He defended himself by saying to the judge that he was not aware of the meat being hidden in the meat. Mitchell also says that the guard did not know of contents of the meat. The guard has not been charged.
The police discovered that Sweat and Matt were hiding in a seasonal cabin during the weekend, located in the Owls Head area. There were two reports of the fleeing men being spotted some 20 miles from the prison, but they proved to be false. More than a thousand police officers are searching for the fleeing criminals. The two are probably still together, said the Franklin County Sheriff.
Matt and Sweat fled the prison on June 6 by penetrating through a wall made of metal and crawling out of a manhole on the other side of the fence.
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