Denise Prell, 39, a fired civilian worker at a notorious New York maximum-security prison, admitted to have sexual relations with an inmate
A former prison employee has pleaded guilty to charges that she had an inappropriate relationship with an inmate at the same New York prison where another female employee aided the escape of two killers.
Denise Prell, 39, pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor counts of promoting prison contraband, sexual abuse in the third degree and official misconduct.
Investigators say Prell lost her job as a tailor shop supervisor at Clinton Correctional Facility last year after beginning a relationship with an inmate convicted of manslaughter in May 2017.
In June 2015, two inmates aided by a civilian employee escaped from the prison near the Canadian border. One was killed by police. The other was captured.
The inspector general released a report Friday that found 'substantial' security improvements since the escape.
The high-profile prison break is the subject of the upcoming Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora, directed by Ben Stiller and starring Academy Award winners Patricia Arquette as Mitchell and Benicio Del Toro as Richard Matt.
Prell was tapped to be Patricia Arquette's assistance during shooting.
Prell lost her job at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora after a guard allegedly caught her engaged in an inappropriate behavior with a convict
Investigators say the 39-year-old was fired from her civilian job at the maximum-security prison in Dannemora after a guard caught her engaged in inappropriate behavior with an inmate.