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Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

New York Begins To Question Solitary Confinement As Default

Monday, August 24, 2015

Many corrections officers oppose efforts to change the practice of isolating inmates. They say solitary confinement has been a trusted tool in American prisons for half a century.

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How Solitary Confinement Became Hardwired In U.S. Prisons

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Early experiments in isolating inmates took place at a Philadelphia prison in the 1800s. Though discredited as cruel, the practice was later revived nationwide during the drug war.

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Swimmers Take A Dive Off Bluish Stones Of New York's Boquet River

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The best rivers don't offer just one great swimming hole. They boast a whole chain of deep pools, high jumping rocks and great perches for lying in the sun with a book. North Country Public Radio sends a postcard from the Boquet River in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

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New York Inmates Allegedly Assaulted By Corrections Officers After Prison Break

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dozens of inmates claim they suffered violence after the prison break in Dannemora, N.Y., earlier this summer. State officials say they have been investigating the claims for weeks. They will not say who perpetrated the alleged abuse, or who authorized the decision to move inmates housed near the escapees to other prisons or to solitary confinement. Two prison workers are charged with helping the escaped inmates, but no other prisoners have been charged.

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Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

Friday, July 24, 2015

A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.

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FBI Examines Prison Security After Escape

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

With the manhunt over, new questions of how the prisoners escaped in first place get re-visited.

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A Dozen Officials Suspended As Probe Into N.Y. Prison Break Widens

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The house-cleaning of top administrators and guards at the prison where two inmates escaped comes as the FBI begins its own investigation into possible corruption and drug dealing at the facility.

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'Nightmare' Prison Manhunt Comes to a Close

Monday, June 29, 2015

David Sweat, one of the escaped prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, was captured on Sunday after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was killed on Friday.

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Escaped N.Y. Prisoner Richard Matt Fatally Shot By Police

Friday, June 26, 2015

Richard Matt, one of the escaped inmates from the Clinton Correctional Facility in northern New York, has been killed by police officers, reports say.

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Thousands of Tips in a Manhunt to Nowhere

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Even with more than 2,000 tips from the public, investigators are still at a loss for where to find the two men who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. 

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2nd Prison Worker Arrested In Connection With Helping Escaped Killers

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Authorities say veteran corrections officer Gene Palmer is accused of providing illegal contraband to the inmates. Civilian prison worker Joyce Mitchell has also been charged with aiding the men.

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Police Discover DNA Evidence In New York Inmate Manhunt

Monday, June 22, 2015

State and federal officials say they found DNA evidence that ties two missing prison inmates to a remote area of northern New York about 30 miles west of Dannemora, N.Y.

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DNA Found From Matt and Sweat

Monday, June 22, 2015

DNA from New York prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat has been found inside a burglarized cabin in upstate New York.

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After Prison Break In New York, Viral Video Raises Questions

Monday, June 22, 2015

A video shows a man approach the prison with a bag, which is hoisted up the prison wall and disappears out of view. Does this security lapse have anything to do with the escaped cons?

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Joyce Mitchell, Worker Accused In N.Y. Prison Break, Appears In Court

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mitchell is accused of supplying the inmates with saw blades and other contraband that helped them escape. With the costly manhunt still underway, new details are emerging about how the plot unfolded.

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The Latest on the Upstate Prison Break

Monday, June 15, 2015

Brian Mann, Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio, updates us with the latest news on the convicts who escaped from prison in northern New York.

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Inside Clinton Correctional: Power Tools And Barbecue Grills

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Inmates at the prison where two murderers escaped a week ago regularly use power tools for maintenance chores, and when they behave, can earn tiny plots of land for cookouts and gardens.

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Breaking Down The Anatomy Of A National Manhunt

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The search in northern New York and Vermont for two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison is taking place in some of the most rugged terrain in the country.

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Inside The 'Little Siberia' Prison Escape

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Two convicts escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, a prison nicknamed Little Siberia. Here we explore how such prisons are designed and constructed.

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Massive Search Underway For Two Inmates Who Escaped New York Prison

Monday, June 08, 2015

The search continues for two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security facility in upstate New York on Saturday.

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