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David Sweat Out of Hospital, Back Behind Bars

Escapee is released, sent to new maximum security prison in western NY
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2015 10:16 AM CDT
David Sweat Out of Hospital, Back Behind Bars
This May 21, 2015, file photo shows David Sweat, who has been transferred from Albany Medical Center back to prison.   (New York State Police via AP, File)

(Newser) – David Sweat has been released from the Albany Medical Center and returned to prison in New York state for the first time in a month, reports CNN, albeit not the Clinton Correctional Facility from which he escaped with fellow convict Richard Matt. Sweat was released at 3am this morning and taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, western New York, where he'll initially be housed in an infirmary unit before being transferred to a 23-hour confinement unit. Five Points, notes the AP, is a maximum security prison. The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision wouldn't comment on how Sweat was transported the 200 miles to Five Points, notes CNN. (Read more David Sweat stories.)

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