Joyce Mitchell Sentenced For Involvement In Dannemora Escape

51 Year-old Joyce Mitchell of Dickenson Center, New York was sentenced to at least two years and four months and up to 8 years in prison in Plattsburgh Court today for her involvement in the escape of two men from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora from the summer. Mitchell along with David Sweat and Richard Matt made a plan to arrange for their escape using tools she smuggled in and being their getaway driver. Mitchell was arrest a week after the pair escaped, having not fulfilled her part of the deal. She expressed remorse while reading her statement however Judge Kevin Ryan of Clinton County Court sternly responded by saying, “You did terrible things. At any time you could have stopped the escape from happening.” Ryan also derided her behavior which cost the state millions during the nearly three-week long search that involved over 1,000 in manpower.

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