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NY Times: Prisoners Brutally Interrogated After Matt/Sweat Escape

By Fox 40 Staff.
The New York Times is reporting that an investigation by the paper found in the days after the june prison break of Richard Matt and David sweat corrections officers carried out what seemed like a campaign of retribution against dozens of inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility.

The paper reports it reviewed letters, as well as prison interviews, in which inmates described a strikingly similar litany of abuses, including being beaten while handcuffed, choked and slammed against cell bars and walls.

The Times reports the state department of corrections hasn't responded to it's questions yet but is apparently looking into the complaints. Sweat, who was captured two days after Matt was killed by police, is serving a life sentence for killing Broome County Sheriff's deputy Kevin Tarsia in 2002.