Corrections officer arrested in connection with NY prison break

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A corrections officer at Clinton Correctional Facility has been arrested.

Gene Palmer was arrested and charged with Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, two counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence and one count of Official Misconduct.

The arrest is a result of the ongoing investigation into the escape of inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt.

Gene Palmer (NYSP)
Gene Palmer (NYSP)
The 57-year old pleaded not guilty and was remanded to the Clinton County Jail on $25,000 bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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