A prison worker offered two convicted murderers with a slew of “hazardous contraband” to help them in their dramatic bid to escape a maximum security prison in upstate New York, court documents claim.
Joyce Mitchell, 51, allegedly gave Richard Matt and David Sweat hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and screwdriver bit on Could 1, according to the criminal complaint, filed Friday in Clinton County Court.
For this, she faces a felony count of advertising prison contraband, which could land her eight years in jail.
She was also hit with a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation for “rendering help” in the June six escape from Clinton Correctional Facility.
Mitchell worked there as a supervisor in the tailor shop and was suspended devoid of pay Friday, New York state corrections officials mentioned.
At her arraignment Friday evening in the Plattsburgh City Court, Mitchell, represented by lawyer Keith Bruno, was held in lieu of $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond for the felony and $10,000 money or $20,000 bond for the misdemeanor. She was moved to Rensselaer County Jail on Saturday morning.
Mitchell’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.
She lowered her head when she heard the amount for the felony bail and only mentioned “yes” when asked about her name.
Sources stated that she was investigated in the past year for allegedly having a connection with 1 of the males, there was not adequate evidence to move forward.