The way they got out

dannemora prison escape pipe

That note attached to the pipe says "Have a Nice Day!"

Not new (at all), but we were curious and maybe you are, too: Here's a series of photos of the points in the Clinton Correctional Facility through which inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped last weekend -- and, as of Friday afternoon, were still on the run. (You might have missed these if you haven't been following all the live, action, breaking, team coverage.) [Cuomo admin]

Authorities have said Matt and Sweat sawed through a panel in the back of their cells, got access to a catwalk that leads to a large pipe that runs out the prison, cut a hole in the pipe, and then crawled through the pipe before finally exiting from a manhole in the street a block away. Apparently they used power tools to do this, and how they got those tools has become a key part of the story -- and there have been some conflicting versions. [TU]

(Yep, it's all very Shawshank, except it seems pretty clear these guys were guilty.)

There are a few more photos of these prison escape points after the jump. They were posted this week in the Cuomo admin's Flickr stream.

Over at NY Mag there's an extensive recap of the story so far. And the TU's Keshia Clukey has following the story intensively on Twitter.







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