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Escapee Out Of Prison Infirmary; Faces Disciplinary Charges

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Posted at 8:33 PM, Jul 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-04 16:29:11-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former fugitive David Sweat has been taken out of a prison infirmary and was facing new disciplinary charges stemming from his escape from an upstate New York correctional facility.

State prison officials said Wednesday the 35-year-old murderer was being housed at the Special Housing Unit at Five Points Correctional Facility in central New York. Inmates in that unit have been kept in solitary cells for 23 hours a day.

The disciplinary charges related to misconduct as an inmate and are separate from any criminal charges that could be filed against Sweat.

Sweat and fellow convicted murderer Richard Matt escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in early June.

Matt was shot dead on June 26. Sweat was shot by a trooper and captured two days later near the Canadian border. 

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