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  • Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
  • Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

    Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out — finally splitting up in their final days of freedom, Gov. Andrew...

    The Latest: Guard charged in connection with escape in court

    The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. A New York corrections officer charged in connection with the escape of two killers from a maximum-...

    Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

    It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved...

    SCI-Greene inmates forge bond training service dogs

    The 15 inmates chosen to train Labrador retriever service dogs at the state prison in Greene didn't get much sleep the first night that five puppies spent in their block in March 2014. "I don't know if they were expecting the whimpering all night and the...