Notorious Prison Escapee is in WNY

David Sweat has been transferred to Attica Correctional Facility


Attica, N.Y. (WBEN) -  David Sweat, who along with Richard Matt escaped from Dannemora Correctional Facility in Northern New York in June 2015, has been moved to Attica Correctional Facility in Wyoming County. 

Sweat and Matt were the focus of a 3 week manhunt. Matt was shot and killed during the search.  Sweat was captured near the Canadian border. 

Sweat had most recently been at Five Points Correctional Facility in Seneca County.

State Corrections officials do not discuss transfers but try to guard against over-familiarity with facilities. 

Approximately 5,000 inmate transfers take place each month.

The 37 year old Sweat had originally been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Broome County Sheriff's Deputy in 2002. 

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