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New York Prison Break: An Inside Look at Killers' Escape Route

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Image: Prison guards Clinton Correctional Facility Dannemora, N.Y.
Prison guards patrol the area outside the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., June 8. Two prisoners escaped the state's largest prison by tunneling their way out, setting off an extensive manhunt.JACOB HANNAH / The New York Times via Redux Pictures

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As the search continues for Richard Matt and David Sweat, Governor Cuomo's office has released photos of the dramatic escape route used by the two inmates who busted out of a maximum-security prison.

Image: David Sweat and Richard W. Matt cut holes into the steel at the backs of their cells and escaped the prison by tunneling their way out
This is one of two rectangular holes made in the cells of David Sweat and Richard W. Matt at the Clinton Correctional Facility. The inmates cut the holes into the steel at the backs of their cells and escaped the prison by tunneling their way out.Darren McGee / New York State Governor's Office
Rectangular holes seen in both walls from the catwalk behind the cells of where David Sweat and Richard W. Matt resided.
Rectangular holes seen in both walls from the catwalk behind the cells of where David Sweat and Richard W. Matt resided.New York State Governor's Office
Image: Governor Andrew Cuomo Clinton Correctional Facility
Governor Andrew Cuomo tours the Clinton Correctional Facility.Darren McGee / New York State Governor's Office
Governor Andrew Cuomo follows the escape path where the two convicted murderers fled from the Clinton Correctional Facility.
Governor Andrew Cuomo follows the escape path where the two convicted murderers fled from the Clinton Correctional Facility.New York State Governor's Office
Matt and Sweat used power tools to cut through steel pipes at the prison.
Matt and Sweat used power tools to cut through steel pipes at the prison.New York State Governor's Office
Governor Cuomo looks at the manhole where the two convicted murderers escaped.
Governor Cuomo looks at the manhole where the two convicted murderers escaped.Darren McGee / New York State Governor's Office
Image: New York State Troopers search a truck at a check point near Dannemora
New York State Troopers search a truck at a check point near Dannemora, New York on June 8.CHRIS WATTIE / Reuters
Image: Police officers search a property near the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora
Police officers search a property near the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, June 8.CHRIS WATTIE / Reuters
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A law enforcement agent looks through a sniper scope while another in camouflage assembles a weapon during a search for the two escaped killers in Boquet, N.Y., June 9.Seth Wenig / AP
Image: Two convicted murderers escape prison
New York State Police handout composite image showing convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt.NEW YORK STATE POLICE

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