Another Corrections Employee Arrested in Connection with New York Prison Break

Prison Escape
A "Have a nice day" note was left on an opening in the pipe that two inmates cut open as part of their escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. The convicted murderers, who used power tools to break out of the maximum security prison, may have had help, according to investigators. New York Governor's Press Office/Reuters

Correction officer Gene Palmer was arrested late Wednesday evening in connection with the New York prison break. David Sweat and Richard Matt broke out of the Clinton County Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, on June 6 and have been on the run since.

Palmer is accused of promoting prison contraband and tampering with physical evidence, the Associated Press reported.

He is the second prison employee to be arrested in connection with the prison break. Joyce Mitchell was charged in connection with the break last week and has pled not guilty.

Mitchell is accused of provided Sweat and Matt with the power tools they used to break out and plotting with them to kill her husband. She was a civilian prison employee who taught the inmates to sew uniforms.