‘Escape at Dannemora’: Showtime series on prison escape gets New York details right

Early in premiere episode of Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora, a radio anchor can be heard delivering a flawless pronunciation of Chateaugay, the small, hard-to-pronounce town in the North Country.

When a pair of prison workers meet for a pint after work, they enter Bobby’s Lounge, a real-life, neighborhood joint in Plattsburgh.

And when Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell and her husband, Lyle, get into a fight, they’re shown at the War of 1812 Museum, the small, admission-free exhibit space commemorating the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814.

Escape at Dannemora, the Showtime limited series that debuts at 10 p.m. Sunday, is an in-depth look at the 2015 prison break at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

The seven-part series is a dramatic retelling of the months leading up to the escape, which saw brutal murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt lead authorities on a three-week manhunt through the woods of the North Country after cutting through walls and steam pipes to break out of the maximum-security prison.

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