Manhunt Continues For Two Prisoners That Broke Out Of New York State Prisonnewser

(NEWSER) – Lyle Mitchell visited his wife, Joyce, in jail yesterday—the woman accused of helping two prison inmates escape—and was probably surprised to learn afterward that he fully supported her. At least that's howher lawyer described things after their unmonitored meeting of about an hour, conducted by phone between a glass barrier. His lawyer has a different take, reports NBC News.

"Nothing could be further from the truth," says lawyer Peter Dumas. He quotes his client as saying, "There's no way I'm standing behind her." He adds that Lyle Mitchell visited Joyce Mitchell because he had some questions for her, without going into specifics.

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