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The manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from a high-security prison in northern New York on June 6, has intensified. Their escape got us thinking about some other dramatic prison breaks, such as a 1988 escape from the New Mexico state penitentiary near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A helicopter landed in the prison yard, flying off with three prisoners. Richard Melzer, author and history professor at the University of New Mexico in Los Lunas, tells Here & Now's Robin Young, what happened.

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  • Richard Melzer, author and history professor at the University of New Mexico in Los Lunas.

This segment aired on June 23, 2015.

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