Inmates: Guards Tortured Us After Escape


A guard stands in a tower at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York June 8, 2015. Two convicted murderers who used power tools to break out of the maximum security New York prison may have had help, and they left a taunting note for their jailors to "Have a nice day," authorities said on Sunday.  Prisoners at the prison Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from say guards tortured them for information on the escaped convicts, the New York Times reports.

Patrick Alexander, an inmate at Clinton Correctional Facility, says guards beat him, put a plastic bag over his head, and threatened to waterboard him while asking questions like “Where are they going? What did you hear? How much are they paying you to keep your mouth shut?”

An investigation by the Times found that dozens of inmates were abused, placed in solitary confinement, or transferred to other prisons.

Another prisoner says a guard tied a plastic bag around his neck and tightened it until he passed out. Read more at the New York Times.

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  1. It’s time to establish a directly elected prosecutor office, independent of DA or any political party, whose only job would be to persecute government officials. If our justice system can’t properly investigate allegedly corrupt prison guards, how do we know that things won’t explode into a cycle of personal vendettas and complete jungle anarchy.