Escaped New York prison inmates may have rehearsed escape plan

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CADYVILLE, NY - After nine days on the run, the two inmates who escaped a maximum security New York jail are still at large.

While the manhunt continues for convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, who dug their way to freedom, police are digging for answers from an accused accomplice, prison employee Joyce Mitchell.

Investigators say Mitchell may have been willing to risk it all for a life on the run, and possibly rehearsed the escape plan.

Part of that plan was reportedly to drive the inmates far away from the prison, but where to remains one of the many questions still unanswered.

Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said, "She never indicated to us where that location was. It was just that that was the information that she was told by Matt and Sweat that it was about seven hours away."

Mitchell may have smuggled power tools into the prison to help with the break. police say this escape was well planned.

She's been charged with a felony for the contraband and a misdemeanor for helping out. The charges may continue to mount up for Mitchell, depending on the actions of the desperate duo.

In the meantime, she remains in the place she's accused of helping the pair slip out of.

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