"Convicted murderer and escaped inmate David Sweat was shot near the Canadian border Sunday ... Senior officials said Sweat was wounded but is alive and was taken into custody ..." - NBC News, June 28, 2015. Here is the article.
The romantic version of The Great Escape could have been for a helicopter to be within walking distance of Clinton Correctional. It would have transported Richard Matt and David Sweat to where they would undergo cosmetic surgery.
When their looks matched their fake passports and other ID they would take a longer trip to a foreign land. There they would put together a new form of criminal activity. After all, they would need the income to pay off the post-breakout services rendered them. Some ambitious journalist who tracked them down would be offed. That's just the way it had to be.
But the reality following The Great Escape was not romantic. One has a hunch the two men endured brutal conditions on the lam, both directly and indirectly. Professors at business schools are likely toying with the plan to write a case study on what happens when 21st-century Houdinis fail in longer-term strategic thinking.