The former prison employee from New York State, who helped two murderers escape from a maximum-security facility and lead police in a weeks-long pursuit, has now been sentenced to prison herself.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:

51-year-old Joyce Mitchell taught classes for prisoners at New York's Clinton Correctional Facility. She admitted to providing tools to let violent felons Richard Matt and David Sweat escape.

(Mitchell) "I'm not a bad person, but I'm hoping you will have mercy on me."

Tearfully telling the judge she agrees to a plea deal.

(Judge Kevin Ryan) "You are sentenced to an indeterminate period of incarcerations of 2 1/3 years to 7 years."

Plus more than $6,000 in fines and court costs and she could also be made to pay restitution for damages done to the prison, nearly a $120,000.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio