Guard says he helped escapees
A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers admitted providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger in which to hide the tools, and access to a catwalk electrical box, but says he never knew they planned to break out, authorities say.
Gene Palmer was released on $ 25,000 bail after his arrest on charges of promoting prison contraband, tampering with evidence and official misconduct.
Palmer, 57, became the second Clinton Correctional Facility employee to be charged since Richard Matt and David Sweat used power tools to cut their way out of the maximum- security prison in New York near the Canadian border. They were discovered missing June 6.
Prison tailor shop instructor Joyce Mitchell, 51, stands charged with helping them break out.