Did female prison worker help ‘Shawshank’ inmate break out after falling for his charms?

A female prison employee is being investigated for allegedly helping with the Shawshank Redemption-style escape of two murderers – as sources suggest she may have fallen for the womanising charms of one of the killers, 48-year-old Richard Matt.

The woman, who is not a guard, was apparently questioned in connection with the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on Saturday.

The men, who were both serving lengthy sentences, used power tools to cut through a steel wall in their cells, before climbing out of a hole in the wall which led the men to a series of tunnels, taking them to a manhole outside prison walls.

The men even left a note on one of the tunnels reading, ‘Have a nice day’, accompanied with a smiley face, which authorities discovered after the escape sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I think construction workers did the cutting earlier otherwise someone would have heard the noise and smelled the burning steel as they cut it with a grinder.

    • Frau Katze

      But the other prisoners won’t rat them out.

      • Ron MacDonald

        Guards are on duty 24 hrs per day, the smell of burning metal would have permeated the prison.

        • Frau Katze

          It’s very odd, all right.

    • Millie_Woods

      I agree with you on the last part. There are some niggling concerns about the official story.

  • mauser 98

    must have been a long extension cord for saw.
    could not use gas powered one in tunnel

    • Frau Katze

      Good point. Could be inside help?

  • Brett_McS

    From what I have heard, romantic liaisons between prison staff and prisoners are quite common – except in super-max prisons, I suppose.

    • In Baltimore, there were reports that the female corrections officers were having the prisoners’ babies.

      • Alain

        Not only in Baltimore.

    • Alain

      It also happens in Canada including in maximum security prisons.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I wonder when the Clinton Correctional Facility will house an inmate named Clinton.

    • Alain

      If only.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    The guards were smoking crack they didnt hear nothing or saw nothing,the entire team should be fired ,they dont deserve to be there.

  • Now that’s regulatory capture!

  • Hard Little Machine

    On one CNN segment on this, more of a segue really, all they had to say was “Prisoners leave racist insensitive message behind”

  • BillyHW

    Deep in your hearts, you all know I’m right.