Richard Matt, David Sweat prison escape timeline

Clinton Correctional Facility officials realized two convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were missing from their cells on June 6, 2015.

That discovery sent them on a nearly three-week-long manhunt to locate the New York prison escapees who sawed their way out of their cells with aid from an employee, Joyce Mitchell.

The escape comes to life in a Showtime television drama series “Escape at Dannemora,” directed by Ben Stiller. To mark its premiere on Sunday, look back at a timeline of all the events concerning their escape.

amNY.com staff