Escaped Prisoner

Marcus Battice. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Inmate Escapes From Downstate Prison

Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a minimum security prison in downstate Vandalia Tuesday afternoon.


A post on the Elgin Police Department's Facebook page about escaped mental health prisoner Jesse Vega, who was captured thanks to people sharing the post online. (Credit: Facebook)

Elgin Credits Social Media For Spreading Word About Fugitive Before Capture

The Elgin Police Department credited its use of Facebook for helping catch an escaped mental health prisoner earlier this week.


Jesse Vega (Credit: Elgin Police)

Judge Orders Fitness Exam For Prisoner Who Escaped In Elgin

A judge has ordered a mental fitness evaluation for a 33-year-old prisoner who escaped from custody on Wednesday, because the man says he hears voices in his head.


Jesse Vega (Credit: Elgin Police)

Escaped Elgin Mental Facility Prisoner Back In Police Custody

A prisoner who escaped from the Elgin Mental Health Center Wednesday afternoon is back in police custody.


Authorities swarm escaped inmate Cesar Sanchez in Rockdale Friday evening several hours after he jumped from a moving prison vehicle. (CBS/Todd Sherman)

Escaped Inmate Caught Hiding In Portable Toilet

A state prison inmate was captured Friday evening, hiding deep within a portable toilet, several hours after he escaped from a van while being transported to Stateville Correctional Center.