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Escape at Dannemora

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Air weekdate: Sunday
Genre: Drama, Mini-Series
Channel: Showtime
Status: Continuing
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This limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 that spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers. The prisoners were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Escape at Dannemora season 1 is based on real events. Two criminals break away from Dannemora prison in New York State in the early summer of 2015. The fugitives who managed to escape from a strict-security correctional institution were caught for more than three weeks. Richard Matt (Benicio Del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano) were sentenced to life imprisonment for brutal murders. They carefully prepared their plan for more than a year. They became the first people in 150 years who managed to escape from the New York prison of the strict regime Dannemora. The matron of a sewing workshop Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), who was seduced by them, helped the men to implement the plan.

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