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Pete DeMola is a reporter for Denton Publications
Just one day after a dozen prison staffers were placed on administrative leave, the state has announced a new superintendent and a number of policy changes.
Our reporters detail what it was like to cover the history-making prison break
Three high-ranking officials at Clinton Correctional, including the superintendent, have been suspended alongside nine security staffers, the state announced on Tuesday.
Gene Palmer, the guard arrested in connection with the inmate escape from maximum security prison earlier this month, has waived his right to a felony hearing.
Remaining prison escapee David Sweat was shot by a state trooper and taken into custody on Sunday. Authorities are keen for answers.
Richard Matt died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries after three gunshots to the head, according to his autopsy report.
Authorities continued their search Saturday for the lone surviving escaped convict on Saturday, expanding their search to a 22 square mile area south of Malone.
While searchers detected movement as they searched for a killer, it was a cough that sealed Richard Matt’s fate. He never even got to fire a shot, nor did he say a word, before his death.
Police have shot and killed escaped murderer Richard Matt and are close to closing in on David Sweat
A new DNA discovery indicates the one or both of the escaped inmates may be headed to Canada, state police revealed on Friday.