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  • Prison Escape Allows Critics to Attack Cuomo on Prior Source of Strength

    Cuomo Dannemora prison escpae

    Cuomo at a prison escape briefing (photos via Governor's Office on flickr)

    Richard Matt, one of the two men involved in a daring and complex escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility, is dead, shot by officers after he refused to be taken alive. The other, David Sweat, was captured and returned to a maximum security prison after being shot twice. The high drama, which played out across national media, is apparently at an end. But investigations of the prison have begun, prison employees are