The newspaper articles were nationwide--it was a big deal, especially since it involved the Pinkerton Agency, several escapes, and the "prison riot."
Every newspaper in the country pretty much carried the story at least a little bit, including the New York Times.
The files I have are PDF and can't be uploaded on the discussion board. I'd be glad to email them to you if you give me an address.
I figured it was probably too long ago for records to exist, but I thought I'd check!