Prison Escapee Richard Matt’s Paintings to Prison Guard

Richard Matt — who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York with another inmate and was shot dead Friday after three weeks on the run — was also a noted prison painter. Court documents allege that he gave some of his artworks to prison guard Gene Palmer in return for tools.

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Matt, a noted prison painter, allegedly gave Palmer these paintings. Once Matt escaped the Clinton County District Attorney's Office alleges Palmer attempted to bury some of the paintings and burn others.
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Matt, a noted prison painter, allegedly gave Palmer these paintings. Once Matt escaped the Clinton County District Attorney's Office alleges Palmer attempted to bury some of the paintings and burn others.
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Matt, a noted prison painter, allegedly gave Palmer these paintings. Once Matt escaped the Clinton County District Attorney's Office alleges Palmer attempted to bury some of the paintings and burn others.
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Matt, a noted prison painter, allegedly gave Palmer these paintings. Once Matt escaped the Clinton County District Attorney's Office alleges Palmer attempted to bury some of the paintings and burn others.
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Matt, a noted prison painter, allegedly gave Palmer these paintings. Once Matt escaped the Clinton County District Attorney's Office alleges Palmer attempted to bury some of the paintings and burn others.
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