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Duping guards with dummies fashioned out of sweatshirts and using power tools to drill out of their cells, the men made their getaway late Friday or early Saturday, emerging on the other side of the prison’s 30-foot-tall walls.
The governor marveled at the particulars of escape, in which the two inmates had cut through a steel wall of their adjacent cells, shinnied down a series of internal catwalks, and burrowed their way more than a city block away before emerging from a manhole. Mr. Cuomo said that there had been a number of contractors working in the facility, and that the escapees’ work may have been safeguarded by the silence of other prisoners.
originally posted by: Monger
a reply to: TwiztidRoman
If they escaped from their cells using power tools, there's no way that they weren't heard by the other inmates, especially those nearest to their cell.
originally posted by: Bigburgh
We know darn well they were heard.
However, according to the article. There were contractors on site. So they were masked by the construction noise. Not to mention that a certain contractor needs to explain missing power tools.