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Dannemora

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Biography, History
Unabridged   9.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/26/2019

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Dannemora

Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684417629
Digital Download ISBN:9781684417636

Summary

In June 2015 two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York's "North Country," launching the most extensive manhunt in state history. Now Charles A. Gardner—a lifelong resident of the community and a former prison guard—tells the whole story from an insider's point of view.

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In June 2015 two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York's "North Country," launching the most extensive manhunt in state history. Aided by prison employee Joyce Mitchell, double murderer Richard Matt and cop-killer David Sweat slipped out of their cells, followed a network of tunnels and pipes under the thirty-foot prison wall, and climbed out of a manhole to freedom.

For three weeks, the residents of local communities were virtual prisoners in their own homes as law enforcement from across the nation swept the rural wilderness near the Canadian border. The manhunt made front-page headlines—as did the prison sex scandal involving both inmates and Joyce Mitchell—and culminated in a dramatic and bloody standoff.

Now Charles A. Gardner—a lifelong resident of the community and a former prison guard who began his training at Clinton and ultimately oversaw the training of staff in twelve prisons, including Clinton—tells the whole story from an insider's point of view.

Reviews/Praise

“Some say the justice system doesn’t work or is warped. They may be partially correct. But there are those in the system who devote themselves tirelessly to make it work. If you want to know who they are, you must read this book. It is more than just a page-turner—it is a true story about people who are dedicated to seeking justice.” —New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum

Author Bio

Charles A. Gardner is currently a municipal court judge and retired regional training lieutenant in Malone, New York, the far-upstate town where he was born and raised. His twenty-five-year career in the New York State Department of Corrections included working as a correction officer, sergeant, and lieutenant.