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  • Guard who gave meat to 2 inmates arrested after their escape

    A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday. But correction officer Gene Palmer had no knowledge any contraband was inside the meat he gave to the two...
  • 2nd prison employee arrested in New York inmates' escape

    2nd prison employee arrested in New York inmates' escape
    A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses. But a lawyer for correction officer Gene Palmer says...
  • Prison guard arrested in escape of two New York inmates

    Prison guard arrested in escape of two New York inmates
    A New York prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools allegedly hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses. But a lawyer for correction officer Gene Palmer...
  • Guards union: Escape plan prompted Auburn prison lockdown

    The union representing New York corrections officers says the lockdown of a maximum-security prison in the Finger Lakes region was prompted by the discovery of escape plans in an inmate's cells. James Miller, spokesman for the New York State Correctional...
  • Prosecutor: N.Y. prison worker used raw meat to smuggle tools to inmates

    Prosecutor: N.Y. prison worker used raw meat to smuggle tools to inmates
    The New York prison worker accused of helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility smuggled tools to them by freezing them in raw hamburger meat, prosecutors said. Joyce Mitchell, 51, hid hacksaw blades, drill bits and a...
  • Feds launch probe into contraband at Northampton County Prison

    Feds launch probe into contraband at Northampton County Prison
    Four Northampton County Prison guards are on suspension from their jobs amid a federal investigation into contraband trafficking at the jail, according to the head of the corrections officers' union. The guards were escorted off the prison's grounds...
  • The latest on NY prison escape: Items found in remote cabin

    12:15 p.m. (EDT) Authorities say they have discovered items in a cabin that may be linked two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York more than two weeks ago. State police Maj. Charles Guess says Monday that...
  • Things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday. 'ADULT' STATUS, OTHER ISSUES SUBJECT OF HEARING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STABBINGS SUSPECT Monday's hearing could determine whether 17-year-old...
  • Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

    Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state. About 300...
  • Illicit drugs 'rampant' in California state prisons

    California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting...
  • Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting near Pennsylvania border

    Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting near Pennsylvania border
    FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search...