LOS ANGELES, CA -
The 2015 prison break at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, which Joyce Mitchell, will now be the focus of a Lifetime movie in April.
According to a media release, "NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell" will premiere on Lifetime on April 23 at 8 p.m.
A media release says Actress Penelope Ann Miller plays Joyce Mitchell.
Joyce Mitchell worked at the Clinton Correctional Facility as a tailor instructor. She helped Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of the facility.
The convicted murderers spent more than 3 weeks on the loose. Matt was shot and killed by law enforcement. Sweat was taken into custody and is now at Five Points Correctional Facility.
In September 2015, Mitchell pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband, and fourth-degree criminal facilitation.
A media release says the movie follows the actual events of the prison break.
The media release sent the following synopsis about the movie:
Joyce Mitchell (Miller), a married mother of three, meets convicted murderers Richard Matt (Myk Watford, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and David Sweat (Joe Anderson, Across the Universe) while running the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Richard and David immediately set their sights on Joyce as the perfect pawn for their escape plan. Flattered by their attention, Joyce is easily manipulated and seduced by the two prisoners, and soon agrees to help them break out.Wrapped up in a fantasy that men were in love with her, Joyce goes along with them when they suggest killing her husband so they can all run away together to Mexico. At the last second, Joyce decides she can't go through with the plot and doesn't show up at their pick-up point. Soon after, a massive statewide manhunt for Richard and David ensues culminating in a deadly takedown and her own conviction.
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