Convicted murderers David Sweat (L) and Richard Matt are shown in this composite image.
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A woman who works in the maximum-security New York prison where two convicted murderers escaped is being questioned by state police as a person of interest, authorities said Tuesday.

New York state police are talking with Joyce Mitchell, an employee of Clinton Correctional Facility’s tailor shop, as they try to figure out how the killers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, pulled off their daring prison break.

Both inmates worked in the tailor shop where Mitchell is an instructor, according to police. Mitchell checked herself into the hospital with “a case of nerves” on Saturday, when the inmates were discovered to…

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