Escapee David Sweat Moved from Hospital to Prison

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David Sweat (Courtesy: CNN)

New York prison escapee David Sweat was released from Albany Medical Center and is back behind bars at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

It’s a maximum security prison.

Authorities shot Sweat and apprehended him on June 28 after he’d been on the lam for weeks with another inmate, Richard Matt.

Sweat has been talking to investigators about how the men managed to drill their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, on June 6.

Matt was shot and killed a few days before Sweat was caught.

Sweat was recovering from his injuries in the hospital but was released from there just after 3 a.m. Sunday to be moved to the Five Points facility, the department said. Citing security concerns, officials would not discuss what mode of transport was used to move him.

He was to remain in the prison infirmary for 24 hours to be evaluated and would be placed on suicide watch, according to the department. After he’s evaluated, Sweat will be held in a single cell inside the facility, which has 150 beds and keeps inmates confined 23 hours a day.

Each cell has a bed, a writing platform, a toilet and sink, and a facility-controlled shower.

Five Points opened in 2000.

There was a full prison lockdown there in October 2012 after a fight among inmates, according to the department.