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2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape

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The 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape took place on June 6, 2015, when two inmates were discovered missing during a 5:30 a.m. bed check at the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in New York. The inmates were Richard Matt and David Sweat. Both men had been convicted of murder.[1] Nearly three weeks later, Matt was found at Malone, New York, where he was shot and killed. Two days after that, Sweat was shot in Constable, New York and taken into custody.


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  1. The New York Times (7 June 2015). "With Power Tools and a Ruse, 2 Killers Flee New York Prison".