Kenneth Conley changed his plea in U.S. District Court Monday after negotiating a plea agreement with prosecutors.
The second of two federal inmates who made a daring escape from the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center last winter plans to plead guilty, his attorney said Wednesday.
Conley was charged with escaping from the MCC on Dec. 18, 2012 with his cellmate Joseph Jose Banks by scaling 17 floors down the side of the jail on a rope made of bedsheets and other material, according to the FBI.
Escape charges have been dropped against a convicted bank robber who climbed out of a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago.
One of two convicted bank robbers who escaped from the federal jail in downtown Chicago this week was captured Thursday night.
Two convicted bank robbers remained at large on Wednesday, the day after a brazen escape from the federal jail in the Loop.
Two inmates escaped Tuesday morning from the federal jail in the Loop, using bedsheets tied together to rappel 15 floors to the ground.