Clinton Correctional Facility employee Joyce Mitchell has been arrested for allegedly helping convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from prison last week. Mitchell, who reportedly had a relationship with the Matt, allegedly provided the two prisoners with power tools to aide in their escape and planned on serving as a getaway driver before a last-minute change of heart.
Mitchell will be charged with promoting first degree prison contraband and fourth degree criminal facility. Both charges are felonies.
BREAKING: Prison worker Joyce Mitchell has been arrested for assisting in New York prison break pic.twitter.com/s3BQlT8uCr— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 12, 2015