The drug lord is back in the same maximum-security prison from which he escaped in July after a spectacular arrest that reads like a screenplay, though the ending presumably differs from the biopic the Mexican authorities say he was planning.
Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
When Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in June, guards took their frustrations out on other inmates, prisoners claim.
Nearly three weeks after Matt and another prisoner escaped from a correctional facility, law enforcement officials reportedly fired a burst of gunshots around 4pm near the town of Malone, reportedly killing the convict.
Joyce Mitchell, 51, allegedly befriended inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt and gave them contraband that allowed them to escape.
Authorities are still on the hunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat after their daring weekend escape, and have reportedly received hundreds of tips.
Photos show how convicted murderers made daring escape from state prison. The men are still missing more than 48 hours later.
A massive manhunt is underway in upstate New York one day after two convicted murderers managed to break out of a maximum security prison.