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July 19, 2019

Prison seamstress who aided ‘Escape at Dannemora’ bust-out denied parole for third time

June 16, 2019
Joyce Mitchell raises her hand during a court appearance in Plattsburgh, N.Y. (Rob Fountain/AP)

The prison seamstress who who helped two convicted killers escape from a high-security prison upstate lost her third bid for parole.

Joyce MItchell, 55, will stay behind bars for at least two more years under the state Parole Board ruling.


Mitchell, 55, is serving 2 1/3 to seven years for helping Richard Matt and David Sweat escape the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in June 2015.

Mitchell had a romantic relationship with Sweat. Her role in the escape was featured in the 2018 Showtime miniseries “Escape at Dannemora.”

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A state Corrections Department spokesman declined to state the reason for the denial.

Mitchell’s next parole hearing at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility is in June 2021.


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