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Prison escape data show the 2 New York killers are beating the odds

Prison escape data show the 2 New York killers are beating the odds

A female prison employee befriended and may have helped two killers with power tools escape a maximum-security New York facility last weekend, officials said Wednesday. A large manhunt for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, entered its fifth day without a confirmed sighting of the two convicted murderers. The search spread to neighboring Vermont on Wednesday after officials said they had information that the men discussed hiding there to avoid detection. “They thought New York was going to be ‘hot,’ Vermont would be ‘cooler’ in terms of law enforcement, and a camp in Vermont would be a better place,” said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, declining...

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