Prison Officer Arrested in Escape Plot

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Clinton Correctional FacilityNew York State corrections officer Gene Palmer was arrested Wednesday in connection with the escape of two convicted murderers from Clinton Correctional Facility.

The specific charges against him have not been announced.

Palmer is accused of conspiring with prison worker Joyce Mitchell to smuggle tools into frozen hamburger meat brought into the prison. Palmer has previously claimed he didn’t know the tools were inside.

The two murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, have evaded authorities since they escaped on June 6. Read more at ABC News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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