Posted Jan 07, 2013 03:30 pm CST
A second man who escaped a fortress-like federal prison in downtown Chicago last month by climbing 15 stories down its facade on a makeshift rope made of bedsheets has been captured.
Although the resulting federal manhunt had reportedly gone nationwide, Kenneth Conley, a convicted bank robber, was found Friday in the south suburbs of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The daring escape down the exterior of the building was caught by a security camera, but the guard assigned to watch the monitors may have been called away on other duties, the newspaper says, citing an unidentified high-ranking prison worker. One news account included comments from a union official saying that a reduction in staffing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center may have led to a reduction in security measures.
ABAJournal.com: “Convicted Bank Robbers Escape Federal Prison in Chicago, Climb Down 15 Floors Using Bedsheets”
ABAJournal.com: “Feds Drop Escape Charge re Inmate’s Daring 15-Story Climb Down Chicago Prison Facade”