- 2nd Man Who Escaped Federal Prison by Climbing Down 15 Stories on Bedsheet Rope Is Captured
2nd Man Who Escaped Federal Prison by Climbing Down 15 Stories on Bedsheet Rope Is Captured
Posted Jan 7, 2013 10:30 AM CDT
By Martha Neil
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.
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