Joyce Mitchell, the prison tailor who helped two convicted killers escape the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora two years ago, will remain behind bars for now.
A state board has denied Mitchell parole, guaranteeing she will stay locked up for at least more years.
Mitchell was involved in a love triangle with killers Richard Matt and David Sweat. She smuggled tools into the prison that they used to carry out an elaborate escape plot in June 2015, setting off a massive three-week manhunt.
Matt, who was serving a life sentence for killing a North Tonawanda businessman, was eventually shot and killed by police. Sweat was also shot but survived and is now back in prison.