MSNBC’s Toure Neblett argued Monday that one “cannot blame” David Sweat and Richard Matt for wanting to escape prison, laying all the blame for their jailbreak with “folks in the prison” who allowed them to escape.
Neblett, who co-hosts “The Cycle,” added that “that’s what almost anybody” would try to do if they were locked up, as Sweat and Matt were at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility.
“I mean, look — these guys did horrible things. Right? And they are horrible people. But we cannot blame them for trying to run away from prison, right? I think that’s what almost anybody would attempt to do in that situation.”
“The fault here really lies with the folks in the prison who were fraternizing, who were being complacent — doing the things that allowed them to acquire the tools and the information that allowed them to run away.”
The co-host’s comments come one day after Sweat was captured near the Canada border, and after Matt was shot and killed near Sweat’s location on Friday. Both of the escapees were both convicted murderers.
[h/t: Free Beacon]