Crime and Incidents

Arrested Prison Guard Denies Knowing of Inmates’ Escape Plot

A New York State Police officer escorts suspended Clinton Correctional Facility guard Gene Palmer (L) from Plattsburgh Town Court in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (Rob Fountain/The Press-Republican via AP)
A New York State Police officer escorts suspended Clinton Correctional Facility guard Gene Palmer (L) from Plattsburgh Town Court in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (Rob Fountain/The Press-Republican via AP)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers admitted providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger and even...




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