The story about that prison employee helping those two convicts escape keeps getting stranger. Joyce Mitchell worked at the Clinton Correctional Facility teaching prisoners how to sew and fix sewing machines. Joyce got them hacksaw blades, some chisels, a punch (not sure what that is), and a screwdriver. She has pleaded not guilty and has been suspended from her job with no pay. She also was in talks with the escapees to kill her husband. She was supposed to be the getaway driver but got a case of the guilties and decided that she still loved her husband. But she still gave the guys a way to escape so they did.
The guys that she helped escape were no simple drug dealers or bank robbers. David Sweat, 35, was doing life without parole for killing a sheriff's deputy. Richard Matt, 48, was doing 25 to life for kidnapping, torturing, and dismembering his former boss. Authorities say that the guys cut through the backs of their cells, through a brick wall, and then got through a steam pipe before emerging from a manhole. They would use the tools and replace them after working each night.
Joyce's husband Lyle Mitchell should up to speak with police. They have no idea if he was in cahoots with his wife to help the guys escape or knew about it. I have my doubts since he was a damned target of theirs. It is also said that one of the prisoners gave Joyce a painting that she gave to her husband for their anniversary, she gave him boxing gloves, she was reprimanded for having a relationship with one, and she was having the sex with the other. The police are still searching for these guys in a 16 mile square mile area who as of today have been loose for 12 days.
Even the hundreds of police looking for them admit that using that many people for a long time is not feasible. It costs a lot of money and time to have that many people searching for two guys who can be in the woods, in a cabin, another state, or even Canada. There are some people that are cheering the guys for getting away because they have their own beliefs about the police. These are guys that should not be on the loose no matter how you feel about cops.