Woman Charged With Helping Escapees Appears In Court
The woman accused of helping two killers escape from a northern New York prison was in court on Monday.
Joyce Mitchell appeared before a judge in Plattsburgh, wearing a black and white striped prison jumpsuit and shackles.
She waived her right for a preliminary felony hearing. The judge set Mitchell's bail at $100,000.
Mitchell pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of criminal facilitation and promoting prison contraband.
Prosecutors say the woman gave Richard Matt and David Sweat hacksaw blades, chisels and a screwdriver bit. They say she also had agreed to be their getaway driver but backed out at the last minute.
Mitchell worked as a training supervisor at the prison the two inmates escaped from over a week ago.