Prison tailor who helped Dannemora inmates escape is released 02/06/2020 6:25 pm PST Comments WPIX via WPIX: BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (WPIX) -- The former prison tailor who helped two killers escape a maximum-security New York prison has been released after more than four years behind bars. Prison officials say 55-year-old Joyce Mitchell was conditionally released Thursday morning from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility north of New York City. She will be under supervision in northern New York, where she previously lived and worked at the state prison in Dannemora. Mitchell helped Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of the prison in 2015. MORE: Prison tailor who helped NY inmates escape is released - WPIX #Escape #Incarceration #NewYork #WPIX Related Stories Watson indicted in alleged rape, murder of official during escape Authorities recapture second work inmate escapee Manhunt ends in Arkansas; fugitive suspect takes his own life 3 arrested after FBI raids church in human trafficking investigation St. Louis fugitive accused of shooting wife, killing father-in-law Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.