2 Murderers Use Power Tools To Escape Maximum Security Prison & Leave Behind Note For Guards

No way these two stone-cold murderers didn’t have help on the inside and the outside. I don’t buy that they stole the tools from contractors doing work and no one noticed. Tools are supposed to be inventoried coming in and going out and if some are missing, cells should be searched. Clearly, at many levels this failed security procedures and shows incompetence. There have to be a number of guards and personnel being questioned over this and the sentences will probably start with: “You expect me to believe…” The sound made by a power tool cutting through a steel wall should have been a clue here. Also, they were in separate cells – so each had tools and the noise would have been double – unless one cut into the other’s cell and then they cut the wall. There are a ton of unanswered questions over this “Shawshank” type escape. And what’s with the derogatory note? The irony of this being the Clinton Correctional Facility is also not lost on me.

34-year-old David Sweat and 48-year-old Richard Matt


Two convicted murderers managed to escape from a New York prison by using power tools to cut through the steel wall of their cell.

According to reports, 48-year-old Richard Matt and 34-year-old David Sweat were discovered missing from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York early on Saturday morning.

More than 200 officers immediately began a search for the two men, whom Governor Andrew Cuomo later described as “dangerous” and “nothing to be trifled with”.

According to Cuomo, Matt and Sweat fooled guards by arranging their bunks to appear “like people were sleeping with these sweatshirt hoodies on”.

Photos from the escape showed that the inmates left a note that included a pretty offensive picture of a smiley face and a message that read, “Have a nice day!”

Cuomo explained that after the men broke through the steel wall, they crawled “down an elaborate maze of pipes into tunnels and exited a series of tunnels at the manhole cover”. Sounds like something out of the Shawshank Redemption.

Cuomo said:

It was elaborate, it was sophisticated. It involved drilling through steel walls, steel pipes.

It is not yet known how the inmates got hold of the power tools they used to escape.

Sweat was serving a life sentence without parole for the 2002 murder of a sheriff’s deputy, while Matt was serving a sentence of 25 years to life for the beating and murder of a man in 1997.

New York State Police have set up road blocks around Dannemora in an effort to find and capture the escaped inmates, while armed troopers and officers are searching vehicles and woods around the facility.

To be honest, we thought daring escapes like this only happened in the movies!

Matt was involved in a plot to kill heirs to the Warner Brother’s fortune. He turned evidence on that, but was convicted of rape and murder. Sweat murdered a cop. These are very, very bad guys and my money is on them either running to Canada or holing up with someone on the outside here in the states. If it were me, I would have had someone waiting with a car and would have been long gone before they knew what hit them. I would stay in the states, where our fearless leaders have made things easy on criminals as of late and I’d lay low with allies. I’d disappear. I don’t think they’ll kill unless they have to – they won’t want to leave a trail. That’s if they have any brains and both seem ‘detail oriented’ to me. This just shouldn’t have happened and is highly suspicious. Welcome to New York! De Blasio and Cuomo built that.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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