Chelsia Rose Marcius, WILD ESCAPE
Two inmates who spent three weeks on the run after breaking free from a New York prison had smoked a celebratory cigar in their cells after finalizing their elaborate escape route.
Convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt sparked a manhunt that captivated the country when they performed a Shawshank Redemption-style escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York back on June 6, 2015.
After three weeks on the run, Matt was eventually shot dead by authorities and Sweat was shot and captured a few days later near the Canadian border.
Sweat has now shed light on their escape for a new book 'Wild Escape: The Prison Break from Dannemora and the Manhunt that Captured America' written by reporter Chelsia Rose Marcius.