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David Sweat says he uncovered way to escape from another prison

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 12:59:15-05

A convicted murderer whose prison break captivated the nation says he uncovered a way to escape from another maximum-security facility in New York.
    
But this time David Sweat said he detailed the plan involving a makeshift tool to corrections officials, asking for extra weekly visits from his girlfriend in exchange.
    
Sweat and another inmate, Richard Matt, escaped from New York's Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015. They were caught after three weeks. Matt, who was serving life in prison for killing North Tonawanda businessman William Rickerson in 1997, was shot and killed.

In an interview with The New York Times , Sweat said he told corrections officials how he would break out of New York's Five Points Correctional Facility. He says officials transferred him to a different prison about 90 miles away and didn't grant any perks.
    
State corrections officials confirmed Sweat provided details on possible "security vulnerabilities."