Pictures of escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat are displayed at a press conference in Saranac, New York June 12, 2015.
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By Dan Kedmey
June 19, 2015

The U.S. Marshals Service added escaped convicts David Sweat and Richard Matt to its list of 15 most wanted fugitives this week, offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who has information that might lead to their arrest.

Sweat and Matt escaped from from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., triggering a sweeping manhunt across the area.

“There is no question David Sweat and Richard Matt fall into this category,” U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton said in a public statement. “While their brazen prison escape has left the public on edge, it has only ignited our sheer determination to bring them back to justice.”

Sweat was sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 killing of a sheriff’s deputy, while Matt was serving a 25-year term for lethally beating and dismembering a man in 1997.


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