Joyce Mitchell: Prison Employee Questioned in New York Prison Escape of Convicted Murderers

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Joyce Mitchell is the name of a prison worker questioned in the escape of two convicted murderers from a New York penitentiary. Richard Matt and David Sweat were reported missing early on Saturday morning from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Joyce Mitchell is believed to be somehow involved.

Employed as an industrial training supervisor at the Clinton Correctional Facility, Joyce Mitchell supervises inmate work assignments. She has worked there since 2010.

ABC News has learned that Mitchell was questioned on Monday.

On Tuesday, ABC News approached the home of Joyce Mitchell, but was turned away by local law enforcement officials. She resides about an hour away from the Clinton Correctional Facility.

Richard Matt and David Sweat made a dramatic escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility after cutting through both steel and concrete. Many believe power tools were involved in their escape.

It is uncertain thus far how or why authorities believe Joyce Mitchell in involved in the escape of the two prisoners.

The State of New York is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to their whereabouts.

If Joyce Mitchell is the industrial training supervisor at the prison, does that mean she has constant access to items that may have aided the escaped prisoners--like power tools?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.