NY Corrections Officer Arrested in Connection With Prisoner Escape

In this update — another prison employee has been arrested in connection with the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat.

Corrections officer Gene Palmer is believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to the inmates.

Defense lawyer Andrew Brockway says Palmer admits passing the meat but had no knowledge of any contraband inside.

Palmer is cooperating with the investigation to help catch the fugitives

He plans to plead not guilty at his arraignment today on charges of promoting prison contraband, tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct.