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Report Cites Widespread Problems In New York's Prison System

Cars drive past Clinton Correctional Facility on June 18, 2015 in Dannemora, New York.  After conducting a manhunt across approximately 10,000 acres for two escaped convicts from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6, officials announced roads and roadblocks would be reopened on major routes going into Dannemora, where the prison is located. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Cars drive past Clinton Correctional Facility on June 18, 2015 in Dannemora, New York. After conducting a manhunt across approximately 10,000 acres for two escaped convicts from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6, officials announced roads and roadblocks would be reopened on major routes going into Dannemora, where the prison is located. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The New York Inspector General is out with a scathing report blasting the state’s prison system.

The report found widespread security lapses and breakdowns in oversight that led to last summer’s escape from Clinton Correctional Facility, when two convicted murderers dug their way out of a maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York.

Brian Mann with Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports.

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