Friday, July 24, 2015
"Manhunt" on ABC 20-20 covers NY state max security prison break and recapture
ABC 20-20 Friday night, with “Manhunt”, covered the entire history of the prison break of Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton maximum security prison in Dannemora, NY. A typical link is here.
The early part of the documentary covered the brutal crimes of both men.
And Sweat had carved out a panel in his cell starting in January 2015, often exploring the catwalks at night.
The two men headed mostly north, toward the Canadian border, staying in a few cabins, one of which is visited by reporters.
But the most shocking part of the story is the relationship with Joyce Mitchell. The other shocking part is the freedom that the two men had, and the incredibly lax security that allowed them to work on escape undetected for so many months.