Ryan McDonald was the driving force behind the conspiracy to escape.
He orchestrated the plan alongside Stevie McMullen using mobile phones from their prison cells.
All the defendants in this case thought that they were above the law, but have now been brought to justice for their actions.
Two dangerous men have also been taken back off our streets where they will no longer remain a threat to the public.
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