DA: We're Spending $1 Million a Day in Search for Escaped NY Prisoners
The search continues for escaped inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt, who cut themselves free from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility with power tools on June 6.
On "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro spoke to Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wiley, the lawyer at the center of the investigation.
Wiley said that Joyce Mitchell, the prison worker who is accused of helping Sweat and Matt escape, provided them with some tools, but not the power tools they used to cut their way out.
He explained that civilian contractors at the prison are allowed to keep some tools locked up. He believes that once Sweat and Matt escaped their cell and entered the tunnels of the facility, they were able to locate a toolbox, open it and use those tools.
Wiley revealed that as the investigation unfolds, it's possible there will be more arrests.
"We're not leaving any stone unturned," Wiley said. "We continue to speak with the inmates. We continue to speak with civilian employees and all of the corrections officers that have been in contact with these two very dangerous inmates over the past few months."
"We need to avoid this situation from happening ever again. We're spending over a million dollars a day in this search for these two individuals."