Escapee Out of Prison Infirmary; Faces Charges

ALBANY (AP) -

Former fugitive David Sweat was released from a prison infirmary Wednesday and is facing new disciplinary charges stemming from his escape from an upstate New York correctional facility last month.

The 35-year-old murderer, who was wounded during his June 28 capture, is being housed at Five Points Correctional Facility in central New York, where inmates are kept in solitary cells for 23 hours a day.

The disciplinary charges relate to Sweat’s actions as an inmate and are separate from any criminal charges that could be filed against Sweat relating to the prison break, state prison officials said Wednesday.