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Northern NY prison staffers leave jobs in lieu of prison escape

June 24, 2016 GMT

DANNEMORA, N.Y. -

A number of staffers left the Clinton Correctional Facility in lieu of other discipline following last summer’s prison escape.

New York corrections officials say nine guards, officers and civilian employees resigned or retired instead of facing punishments after Richard Matt and David Sweat got away.

Nine other staff agreed to discipline ranging from temporary suspensions, fines and lost benefits to probation.

Nearly 20 others got counseling and retraining. Three are still suspended.