June 9, 2015

"The married woman prison worker, 51, suspected of helping 'Shawshank' escapees break out after being lured by 'handsome, womanizing' double murderer and his cop killer friend."

A Daily Mail headline.

A description of the woman:
Mitchell, a registered Republican lives in a two-story gray home with a 'Don't Tread on Me' Gadsden Flag — made popular by the Tea Party movement — flying out front. The Stars and Stripes and a U.S. Air Force flag are also on show, according to the Press Republican newspaper.... There was speculation she may have fallen for Matt's good looks, with the source saying he 'had a way with the ladies'.

69 comments:

damikesc said...

Women make exceptionally terrible prison guards at men's facilities. Stories of them falling for the male inmates aren't exactly rare (nor are female teachers raping male students).

Why are they there? They can't put down a riot.

MayBee said...

IT's important to know how she votes.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

So perhaps it was less of an escape and more of a liberation.

TosaGuy said...

I have a neighbor in my rural neck of the woods with a Gadsden Flag who puts campaign signs out for Mark Pocan, and Mary Burke. I guess he is one of those rare Democrats who don't like to be tread upon.

LYNNDH said...

She sounds more like a Dem., thinking with her lady parts and all.

Bob Ellison said...

That's handsome?

I'm curious. Do folks who appreciate male beauty think either one of these dudes is handsome?

tim in vermont said...

Upstate NY is well populated with chavs.

Monkeyboy said...

Not to pile on, but the minute I heard they may had outside help I assumed it was a woman who had fallen in love with one of them.

Sebastian said...

A "registered Republican" no less. That's a crime in itself.

chickelit said...

That's just damning news for the Tea Party unless the author meant something else.

TreeJoe said...

I'm sorry but is she confirmed as aiding them? If not then why is this news. Also did she prevent anyone else from hearing power tools drilling apart concrete?

lemondog said...

"Handsome?" "Good-looking?"

Of what universe do we speak?

Michael McClain said...

Why aren't these two monsters dead?

Sammy Finkelman said...

I don't think they are saying that there's only one person that helped them escape. But the motive for the others might haqve been money or help in criminal activities.

traditionalguy said...

It's those gallant murderers at it again. They are so charming. Some men do have powers to mind control weak people, like Charles Manson had.

The worst escapee was 6 foot 5 inches tall on the mugshot scale. Maybe she wanted his approval.

Bob Ellison said...

traditionalguy, 70 inches is five-foot ten.

CJinPA said...

First we learn Republicans get traffic tickets, and now this? When will their terror spree end?

(Ann, I had high hopes for the "crim" tag, but sadly there are no other posts in it.)

Goju said...

Is the Daily Mail also as informative when it comes to the political persuasion of the looters in Ferguson, etc? Or the religion of the terrorists?

TCR James said...

A registered Republican? I knew Ted Cruz was responsible for this somehow. Or perhaps Marco Rubio.

traditionalguy said...

Thanks Bob Ellison. I misread the inches as feet and inches. so he is normal size. Back to the comment drawing board.The Life without possibility of Parole sentence in place of Death is not looking so good now.

Curious George said...

I would start looking for those dudes in Zihuatanejo.

madAsHell said...

Power tools require electricity, or lotsa batteries. They also make lotsa noise. I'm failing to understand how they pulled this off.

Wilbur said...

Assumedly the Daily Mail people would respond that the politically right-wing angle is man-bites-dog, and therefore interesting to their readers.

Dr.D said...

What's with the "crim" tag?

garage mahal said...

The Tea Party always falls for criminal types.

donald said...

I've only ever been registered to vote in Georgia. This is a serious question. Are there states that require identifying political party affiliation?

Do they ever write registered democrat? I know its very rare when writing a story. Or in Time's speak, a column or report.

Fen said...

A "registered Republican" no less. That's a crime in itself.

I had to find out for myself that the Westboro God Hates Fags Crew are all registered Democrats. Funny how no one in the media found that interesting...

Why, its almost as if the media are "Democrat Operative with Bylines" or something (Insty)

MayBee said...

Orange Is The New Black comes out this Friday. They must be thrilled for the attention to prison escapes and romantic intrigue with the guards.

Franklin said...

See?! The Tea Party Terrorists are at it again. Freeing murderers! Somebody ask Rubio and Walker if they support the Tea Party's stance that murderers should be released from prison!

Hagar said...

Besides the power tools, the escapees must have had exceptional good knowledge of the old mechanical systems at Dannemora.

Titus said...

These guys were probably better looking than the men you would find in a remote area on the border of Canada.

Face it if she was a dem pubes would of loved it and if she was a pube dems would love it.

BDNYC said...

Republicans hate law and order! Democrats are tough on crime!

Anonymous said...

This is why I support the death penalty.

Once you're dead, you can't escape.

David said...

garage mahal said...
The Tea Party always falls for criminal types.


Sort of like the Democratic National Committee. Except their criminals have enough clout to avoid prosecution.

Mike said...

Just another out-of-control Tea Party anarchist obviously!

David said...

A small house near us is rented by two young black guys and two whites. Their yard is usually a bit of a mess. Vehicles and boats parked or being repaired. Unstacked firewood. Piles of brush. A rusting pile of metal. But they are polite and not disruptive and all seem to go to work every day.

The confusing part is that they often fly a Confederate flag.

Mac McConnell said...

Fen, "I had to find out for myself that the Westboro God Hates Fags Crew are all registered Democrats. Funny how no one in the media found that interesting..."

All one needs to do is go to a Kansas Democrat State function, the Phelps are there in force and welcome. They are the go to law firm to harass Republicans.

The national media will never mention Fred Phelps political affiliation even though he's ran three times in Dem primaries for governor and once for the US Senate. His children always run for state offices as Dems.

Bay Area Guy said...

Ugh, more bad journalism. The focus should be on what this woman allegedly did to help these two criminals escape, not the flags at her house or her party affiliation. Jeez.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry about crim.

Still expecting autocompletion.

Should be crime. Will fix later.

Rumpletweezer said...

It's vitally important that these two inmates be captured so they can be registered to vote.

damikesc said...

These guys were probably better looking than the men you would find in a remote area on the border of Canada.

I've seen pictures of them.

Their family trees don't branch much.

The national media will never mention Fred Phelps political affiliation even though he's ran three times in Dem primaries for governor and once for the US Senate. His children always run for state offices as Dems.

...yet David Duke running as a Republican once is proof-positive Republicans are really, really Klansmen. You know, deep down.

glenn said...

They forgot the part where she says in that whiney voice "I'm sure my love and only my love can change him".

damikesc said...

They forgot the part where she says in that whiney voice "I'm sure my love and only my love can change him".

"Why are there so few nice guys?" is usually said a few years later.

Scott said...

Well you know how that goes, first they register Republicans, then they find some pretext to confiscate them.

LarsPorsena said...

Women love bad boys; but they always are baffled when bad boys do bad thing to them.

P.S.

I blame Bush

Fen said...

"But I can change him!"

damikesc said...

...and then she changes him, is bored by what he became, and dumps him...

Smilin' Jack said...

There was speculation she may have fallen for Matt's good looks...

OK, I looked at the pictures, and I understand "good looks" is a relative term, but really, that's stretching relativity to a point even Einstein couldn't understand.

Christopher said...

I've only ever been registered to vote in Georgia. This is a serious question. Are there states that require identifying political party affiliation?

Accordig to Wikipedia, not exactly. You can declare party affiliation in many (most?) states, though it's not required to affiliate with a party in any state, to vote. Some states like yours have non-partisan registration. In some states you can vote in the party's primary only if you affiliate (check off a box) with that party.

tim in vermont said...

These guys were probably better looking than the men you would find in a remote area on the border of Canada.

That would give her a second look anyway.

Lem said...

DailyKouse

Unknown said...

"Women make exceptionally terrible prison guards at men's facilities."

Title IX strikes again! Fairness wins!

But beyond the "female accessory" insider help, the incompetence &/or laziness surrounding this escape seems widespread. No one heard the noise? Or some
heard it, but decided "Not My Job"? Were they paid to not hear anything suspicious?
And the hourly check failure: Fooled by a pre-adolescent prank. Ouch. I sure hope they figure out a solution, for bed checks.

gerry said...

Accordig to Wikipedia, not exactly. You can declare party affiliation in many (most?) states, though it's not required to affiliate with a party in any state, to vote. Some states like yours have non-partisan registration. In some states you can vote in the party's primary only if you affiliate (check off a box) with that party.

In my state, you don't declare a party affiliation when you register. You must declare when voting in a primary to get that party's ballot, and at that time, you may be challenged by a poll worker, who, I assume, is an activist member of the affected party. You then have to sign a statement that says you are not under duress and that you truly believe in what the party represents, then you get the party ballot and into the booth you go.

If there are issues on the ballot, you ask for the issues ballot if you do not want to declare.

dbp said...

Titus said:

"Face it if she was a dem pubes would of loved it and if she was a pube dems would love it."

If she was a registered Democrat it wouldn't have been mentioned in the story.

tim in vermont said...

d I understand "good looks" is a relative term, but really, that's stretching relativity to a point even Einstein couldn't understand.

He's not exactly George Clooney in "Oh Brother, Where Art Though?" but the other guy fits the look.

virgil xenophon said...

Smilin' Jack@ 12:19pm/

Thread Winnah!

tim in vermont said...

http://images.popmatters.com/film_art/o/o-brother-where-art-thou.jpg

ken in tx said...

The Gadsden flag in the photo is black. I have never seen one that was not yellow before. What could be the significance of a black Gadsden flag.

Tari said...

My dad worked at Dannemora for 15+ years, mostly running the wood shop in the Annex. It seems amazing to me that anyone was able to escape that place - the sight of it is shocking in person. I was maybe 11 the last time he took me to work with him. Just getting into the administrative parts of the facility was quite a process.

From what I've heard from some COs back home, when they do bed checks at night, they can't shine lights into the cells or demand that a prisoner uncover his head. If that's accurate, it may explain why the escape went unnoticed for as long as it did.

There is almost no other blue collar work in that part of the world, other than in the prisons. The Adirondack Park Agency makes sure even light industry decides to locate itself in another part of the state. It's more than a bit depressing to know growing up that the only job you're likely to have is as a CO. From as far back as I can recall, my dad would say "you can have any job you want in the world, but you can't have mine."

Freeman Hunt said...

The article says that in the "Honors" block, they allow the prisoners to wear civilian clothes. That strikes me as an awfully boneheaded policy for a (supposedly) maximum security prison.

Basil said...

The question is how did they know her voter's registration affiliation? Who went and looked and why?

tim in vermont said...

Never trust a female.

jr565 said...
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jr565 said...

Nice guys take note. You too can have chicks! IF murderers can get girls
There's hope for you yet. This guy should put out a pick up how to manual.
How to get chicks even while in prison. It's all about the cold open

tim in vermont said...

How to get chicks even while in prison. It's all about the cold open

While I don't really disagree with you, this guy did have one asset.

A retired police detective who once jailed Matt said that he is 'very well endowed' and 'gets girlfriends any place he goes'

tim in vermont said...

Ha, the prisoners where not that smart, it looks like.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/police-descend-upstate-n-y-search-escaped-inmates-article-1.2251856

It's a pretty town they escaped to, BTW. Quite a beautiful area of the state.

EDH said...

Sounds like prison officials ran the place like Stalag 13 and, when Hogan escapes, Col. Klink brings in Sergeant Shultz for questioning and leaks it to the press to direct blame away from himself.

Steven Davis said...

LOL, Baltimore does it better.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512904/14-Baltimore-prison-officers-indicted-jail-sex-scandal-peddling-drugs-phones-notorious-gang-smuggling-vaginas.html

Michael K said...

"Do folks who appreciate male beauty think either one of these dudes is handsome?"

You are looking at the wrong body part. It doesn't show in the photos because they have clothes on.

Surely, you know better. "What do women want ?"