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Pete DeMola

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Pete DeMola is a reporter for Denton Publications

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New superintendent, procedures announced at Clinton Correctional

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.

From the Front Lines of the Manhunt for Sweat and Matt

Our reporters detail what it was like to cover the history-making prison break

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Superintendent, 11 others placed on leave in escape investigation

Three high-ranking officials at Clinton Correctional, including the superintendent, have been suspended alongside nine security staffers, the state announced on Tuesday.

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Guard charged in connection with escape appears in court

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.

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Sweat captured, authorities eager for answers

Remaining prison escapee David Sweat was shot by a state trooper and taken into custody on Sunday. Authorities are keen for answers.

Autopsy: Matt died from skull fractures, brain injuries

Richard Matt died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries after three gunshots to the head, according to his autopsy report.

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Search area expands as Sweat remains at large

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.

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Cough sealed escaped convict's fate

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.

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Matt shot dead, Sweat on the run

Police have shot and killed escaped murderer Richard Matt and are close to closing in on David Sweat

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New evidence suggests convicts may be headed to Canada, say authorities

A new DNA discovery indicates the one or both of the escaped inmates may be headed to Canada, state police revealed on Friday.

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