2015 Dannemora escapee transferred to another prison

David Sweat David Sweat | Photo: File / WPTZ / WNYT.

November 21, 2017 07:15 PM

David Sweat has been transferred to Attica Correctional Facility.

The Department of Corrections tells NewsChannel 13 Sweat was transferred from another prison last Friday.

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Sweat and Richard Matt broke out of the prison back in 2015, triggering a massive, days-long manhunt.

Matt was killed. Sweat was captured.

He was sentenced to life in prison for killing a sheriff's deputy in 2002 and sentenced again for his escape.


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