How Two Convicted Murderers Broke Out of Prison With the Help of Their Corrections Officer Lover

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Escape from Dannemora

At 5:30 A.M. on June 6, 2015, prison guards were conducting their usual bed check when they discovered that David Sweat, 34, and Richard Matt, 48, had disappeared from their cells. In their place, clothes were stuffed under bedsheets to give the illusion the inmates were sleeping…

Free World

Before the pair left prison for good, they attached a note with a crudely-drawn smiley face to a large pipe along their escape route. Below the smiley face was a mocking message: “Have a nice day!” But how had two murderers managed to escape from a high-security prison without alerting attention?

They Had Help

Matt and Sweat were not only cunning, but also charming. The pair had managed to channel their efforts and woo one particular female prison staffer into helping them execute their big break…