Inmate Escapes From Downstate Prison Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a minimum security prison in downstate Vandalia Tuesday afternoon.
Elgin Credits Social Media For Spreading Word About Fugitive Before CaptureThe Elgin Police Department credited its use of Facebook for helping catch an escaped mental health prisoner earlier this week.
Judge Orders Fitness Exam For Prisoner Who Escaped In ElginA 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.
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.
Escaped Inmate Caught Hiding In Portable ToiletA 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.

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