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Dannemora by Charles A. Gardner

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
2020-01-29 01:30:00 2020-01-29 02:30:00 America/Chicago Book Discussion Genre: True Crime nonfiction. Drop-in event. Tinley Park Public Library
Genre: True Crime nonfiction. Drop-in event.

In June 2015, two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York's North Country, launching the most extensive manhunt in state history. Aided by prison employee Joyce Mitchell, double murderer Richard Matt and cop-killer David Sweat slipped out of their cells, followed a network of tunnels and pipes under the thirty-foot prison wall, and climbed out of a manhole to freedom. For three weeks, the residents of local communities were virtual prisoners in their own homes as law enforcement from across the nation swept the rural wilderness near the Canadian border. The manhunt made front-page headlines--as did the prison sex scandal involving both inmates and Joyce Mitchell--and culminated in a dramatic and bloody standoff... Dannemora is a gripping account of the circumstances that led to the bold breakout and the twenty-three-day search that culminated in one man dead, and one man back in custody--and lingering questions about those who set the deadly drama in motion."

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1st floor – Meeting Room A
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Book Discussion
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