Chelsia Rose Marcius
Convicted murderer David Sweat said he escaped Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015 in a bid to start a new life, but admits he was ignorant as he now lives in solitary confinement.
Sweat and fellow inmate, Richard Matt, sparked a three-week manhunt that captivated the country when they performed a Shawshank Redemption-style escape from the prison in Dannemora, New York back on June 6, 2015.
After three weeks on the run, Matt was eventually shot dead by authorities while Sweat was shot and captured a few days later near the Canadian border.
In the new book, Wild Escape, written by Chelsia Rose Marcius, Sweat sat down in his new home, Five Points Correctional Facility, to explain the pair's purpose for the prison break and share details about how he copes with his destiny of being detained.