Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

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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.


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

The first time I went inside Clinton Correctional Facility was more than a decade ago.

I was there to do a story about the architecture and history of this maximum security prison, built in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York in the 1840s. It was a rare glimpse of ...


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.


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.


Search Is On For Two New York Prison Escapees

Sunday, June 07, 2015

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Once Feared, Now Celebrated, Hudson River Cleanup Nears Its End

Saturday, June 06, 2015

General Electric is entering the final year of a billion-dollar cleanup of PCB-contaminated water. The project was once controversial — now, even some early critics are asking for it to be continued.


Landmark Conservation Deal Offers A First Glimpse Of New Wilderness

Friday, May 08, 2015

Once closed to the public, adventure seekers can now explore a wild stretch of New York state's Hudson and Opalescent Rivers.


With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.


In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A new proposal would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.


A Snowshoe Trek From An Adirondack Mountain Summit

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It's been a bitter cold month in the Northeast. This audio postcard is from a snowshoe trip to New York's Adirondack Mountains, on a day so frigid that the trees were cracking and popping.


New York Under Pressure For Locking Up Teens In Adult Prisons

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A commission report this week found that incarcerated young people — most of them black and Hispanic — face a high risk of assault and victimization behind bars and an increased risk of suicide.


Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats, but scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering.


Skiers Rejoice! Upstate New York Has Snow

Friday, November 21, 2014

Snow is a big part of the culture and the joy of life in Upstate New York. Because of this week's storm, some of the region's ski resorts are already open for business.


Rural Startups, Often Overlooked, Are The Focus Of New Investment Programs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Small-town startups often struggle to attract serious investors. But efforts are under way to help entrepreneurs outside the urban beltway find financing.


Quebec Town Honors Train Derailment Victims, One Year Later

Sunday, July 06, 2014


'Hell Must Look Like This': A Grueling Year For Train-Struck Town

Friday, July 04, 2014

One year has passed since an American train derailed and exploded in a small Canadian town, killing 47 people and igniting debate over rail safety and oil shipment. Much of the town r...


N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Andrew Cuomo says funding prison college classes will cut recidivism rates. But critics say it's unfair to pay for prisoners' educations while middle-class families struggle with college costs.


N.Y. Becomes Largest Prison System To Curb Solitary Confinement

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New York made sweeping changes this week to the way prisons use solitary confinement.

The deal, signed by a federal judge on Wednesday, was prompted by a federal lawsuit filed by critics who say thousands of inmates — some of them pregnant or mentally ill — are being held for ...