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  1. The 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape took place on June 6, 2015, when two inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were discovered missing during a 5:17 a.m. bed check at the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Matt was serving 25 years to life and Sweat was serving life without parole, both for murder.

    • June 6, 2015
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  2. David Sweat's brutal path to prison - Pressconnects

    Jun 10, 2015 · David Sweat's brutal path to prison. Documents unsealed in 2003 became basis for a report on Sweat's role in Tarsia's murder. David Sweat's escape from Dannemora brought the case back to the ...

  3. Richard Matt - Wikipedia

    On June 6, 2015, while serving a 25 years to life sentence for Rickerson's murder, the 48-year-old Matt and 34-year-old David Sweat executed an elaborate escape from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York and became the subjects of a trans-national manhunt.

    • Prison escape, convicted murderer
    • June 26, 2015 (aged 49), Malone, New York, U.S.
  4. David Sweat: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know |

    Jun 28, 2015 ·

    • He is a Convicted Murderer. Sweat is currently serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of a sheriff’s deputy in 2002. Sweat and accomplice Kevin Nabinger pled guilty to the murder of Deputy Sheriff Kevin J. Tarsia in Kirkwood, New York in September 2003.
    • His Escape Was ‘Shawshank Redemption’-Style. Police have described Sweat’s escape as Shawshank Redemption-esque, referencing the 1994 Tim Robbins-led film about a wrongfully convicted killer who went to extraordinary lengths to escape a prison.
    • Police Released a Bio on Sweat. Sweat is described was described by the New York State Police as a white male, 5’1″, 165 pounds with brown hair, green eyes, and tattoos on his left bicep and right fingers.
    • Police Suspect Outside & Inside Help. After news of the prison break went public, police have stated that they suspected outside help, possibly with a car meeting the escapees at the exit point to their tunnel.
  5. Prison escapee David Sweat busted for sex act during visiting ...

    David Sweat appears in court in a file photo. (Gabe Dickens | Press-Republican via AP) Attica, N.Y. -- Prison escapee David Sweat was caught in a sex act with a woman during visiting hours at ...

  6. Inside the ‘sex den’ that helped two killers score their freedom

    Jun 07, 2016 · Convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt used their prison tailor shop as a lurid sex den for their escapades with “Shawskank” supervisor Joyce “Tillie” Mitchell and proved to be ...

  7. Escaped New York Killers’ Terrifying Criminal History

    Apr 14, 2017 · The other prisoner, David Sweat, 35, was serving a life sentence for the murder of a veteran sheriff’s deputy, who was shot 15 times and run over after approaching a group of burglary suspects.

  8. Who are Richard Matt and David Sweat? N.Y ... - Los Angeles Times

    Jun 10, 2015 · Sweat and Nabinger fled and were arrested two days later. Tarsia, a 13-year officer, was the first Broome County deputy to die in the line of duty since the department’s founding in 1806.

  9. David Sweat, former escapee, moved to a new maximum-security ...

    Jan 03, 2019 · ALBANY – David Sweat, the convicted murderer who was the focus of a three-week manhunt after escaping from a North Country prison in 2015, has been moved east to a different maximum-security prison.

  10. The crimes that put Matt, Sweat in prison and the uneventful ...

    Jun 08, 2015 · David Sweat's first prison term, as an 18-year-old, began in November 1997 for attempted burglary. He was paroled in June 1999. He was sent to Clinton Correctional in fall 2003 after pleading ...