Inmate Escapes County Jail, Captured 6 Hours Later

CHICAGO (CBS) — An escape at the Cook County Jail on Sunday put the entire building on lockdown and left officers wondering one question: why?

Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki said that, just before 11 a.m. Sunday, 20-year-old Jamall Allen of Chicago serving time for residential burglary somehow escaped.

Allen managed to flee from boot camp, a one-year program for non violent offenders, “Eight weeks of which are in a military discipline-type setting. There’s educational programs, anger management, substance abuse counseling, job readiness,” Bilecki said.

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Even more confusing was Allen had already served most of his sentence.

“The odd part about this situation, it’s kind of perplexing that this individual … would try something like this, because he was due to be released in 72 days as part of our boot camp,” Bilecki said.

Bilecki said sheriff’s officers located Allen about six hours after his escape. He was within five miles of the jail.

Allen was back in custody Sunday evening and likely facing more jail time tacked on.

  • Lyndia

    Oh Leroy that’s hysterical.

  • Dorrie

    Is that your real name??

    • Lyndia

      Yes, Lyndia is the name my trainers gave me.

  • Afro

    Got me rollin on floor.

    maybe he was afraid he may have to go to work if he gets out or maybe he rolled on a brother from another mother and needs that protective custody so he got his vacation extended.

    • iinoyfb2

      That’s the most logical explaination yet.

      I’z gots ta geet a wha?

      Obviously not the brightest bulb on his family tree.

      • Afro


        Or is he?

  • Kanye West

    George Bush doesn’t like black people.

    • Gregg

      Tell that to Dr. Rice dumb ass!!!!

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  • Karen Lewis

    Give the guy a break-with those lips he was probably put to work there in boot camp-Wouldn’t you bust out if people were sticking objects in your mouth against your will?

    • donky

      and great ears to grab on to

    • THEE Yard Ape

      They should have wet those lips and stuck him to the wall, that would’ve prevented “it’s” esacpe !!!

  • Craig

    You guys are hilarious! I love this blog, the best in the city. The only place for the real truth!!!

  • tj

    Don’t shoot till you see the whites of his eyes!

  • juju

    You just know mr Section 8 squealed like pig when he was in jail. Maybe he can find a job at Harold’s chicken. Or kill one of his own kind.

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