Joyce Mitchell Pleaded Guilty For Her Role In Helping Two Prisoners Escape From Dannemora
Joyce Mitchell appeared in court this morning to face charges on her involvement in the escape of two prisoners, Richard Matt and David Sweat, from Dannemora Prison. Her lawyer hoped to agree to a plea deal and it looks like that happened.
Mitchell plead guilty this morning to providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver to the inmates. Her bail has been set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. Mitchell will face up to 7 years in prison. As part of the plea deal, she has to relinquish her teaching certificates and continue to cooperate in the investigation.
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