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Woman Sentenced for Assisting Prison Escapees

A woman who helped two convicts escape from prison earlier this year, sparking a high profile manhunt, was sentenced to a prison term. Joyce Mitchell, who worked at the Clinton Correctional Facility in the state of New York where prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat were imprisoned, had pleaded guilty in July to first-degree promoting prison contraband, a crime that carries a sentence between 2 ⅓ and seven years, and fourth-degree criminal facilitation, which carries a sentence of one...

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