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Author Gardner, Charles A, author.

Title Dannemora : two escaped killers, three weeks of terror, and the largest manhunt ever in New York State / Charles A. Gardner.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    365.641 GAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description viii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Prologue: Inside honor block -- I. The setting. Day one ; Iron mines and iron bars ; Little Siberia ; Amenities and accommodations ; Right-sizing -- II. The inmates. Two hard cases ; Broken boy, broken toys ; Sweat's road to Clinton ; Deputy Tarsia's last tour ; Boy bully to teenage thug ; Catch and release ; Murder for hire ; Gladiator school ; Rickerson's murder ; Matt takes a ride -- III. The plans, the schemes. The complacent guard ; Lonely, undisciplined, corruptible ; Corcraft's tailor shops ; Tailor shop troubles ; Romancing and contraband ; Laying the foundation -- IV: The breakout. Breaching their cells ; A subterranean struggles ; Mitchell goes deep ; Subterranean struggles ; "Time to go, kid!" -- V: The search. Discovery ; Lockdown, overtime, and media blitz ; Shelter in place ; Clinton strong ; The pursuit and the pursued ; The power of politics -- VI: The chase. Twisted horn ; Timing is everything ; Bounty hunters and media follies ; Escape route ; The chase is on ; The bromance ends -- VII: The reckoning. Gin and potshots at Humbug Mountain ; Closing the box ; Matt's final stand ; Press conference, the law, and the locals ; Sweat runs for the border ; Sweat goes down -- VIII: The aftermath. Assigning the blame ; Final accounting.
Summary In June 2015, two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York's North Country, launching the most extensive manhunt in state history. Aided by prison employee Joyce Mitchell, double murderer Richard Matt and cop-killer David Sweat slipped out of their cells, followed a network of tunnels and pipes under the thirty-foot prison wall, and climbed out of a manhole to freedom. For three weeks, the residents of local communities were virtual prisoners in their own homes as law enforcement from across the nation swept the rural wilderness near the Canadian border. The manhunt made front-page headlines, as did the prison sex scandal involving both inmates and Joyce Mitchell, and culminated in a dramatic and bloody standoff. Dannemora is a gripping account of the circumstances that led to the bold breakout and the twenty-three-day search that culminated in one man dead, and one man back in custody, and lingering questions about those who set the deadly drama in motion.
Subject Matt, Richard.
Sweat, David.
Clinton Prison (Dannemora, N.Y.).
Escapes -- New York (State) -- Dannemora.
Escaped prisoners -- New York (State) -- Dannemora.
ISBN 9780806539249 (hardcover)
0806539240 (hardcover)

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