For Second Time, Judge Denies R. Kelly's Request To Go Free On Bail Because Of COVID-19 Risk At Metropolitan Correctional CenterA judge on Tuesday for a second time denied a request for R. Kelly to go free on bail because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Attorneys File Motion Asking To Have R. Kelly Released From Jail Because Of COVID-19 PandemicAttorneys for R. Kelly filed a motion Thursday hoping to get him out of custody because of coronavirus.
Man Who Kidnapped, Assaulted Woman Gets Life SentenceCarleous Clay also received an additional 10-year term for attempting to take a prison caseworker hostage inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.
South Carolina Man Charged With Murder Dies In Custody At MCCAlbert Leon Bowen, 64, was in the custody at the prison at 71 W. Van Buren St. when he was transferred to Thorek Hospital on Dec. 19, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and a statement from the U.S. Marshals Service. He died at the hospital at 4:26 a.m. Jan. 6.
Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Accessing Computer At MCCA former religious services assistant at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center downtown pleaded guilty Monday to illegally accessing government computers to get personal information about inmates.
Court Tosses Escapee's $10M Suit It Says Took 'Chutzpah'An inmate who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago has a unique theory on who's to blame. He says the government was negligent in enabling the breakout, so he sued for $10 million in damages.
Terror Suspect Charged With Trying To Kill Fellow InmateA 21-year-old man already charged with trying to set off a bomb downtown three years ago has been indicted on new charges of attacking and seriously injuring a fellow inmate.
Deputy Commits Suicide After Arrest For Robbing Drug DealersA Cook County Sheriff’s police officer committed suicide at the federal jail in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, a day after he and his partner were arrested on allegations of conspiring to rip off drug dealers.
TV Pitchman Released From Federal JailKevin Trudeau was held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago for allegedly hiding his assets and not paying a federal judgment.
Bank Robber Pleads Guilty To Escape From Loop JailKenneth Conley changed his plea in U.S. District Court Monday after negotiating a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Ex-Jail Guard Gets 2 Years For Smuggling Food, Cigarettes Into MCCWith 16 years service as jail guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Tony Henderson knew better than most what life behind bars looks like. Now, he’s going to get a fresh perspective — as an inmate of federal prison.
Escapee From Downtown Jail Plans To Plead GuiltyThe 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.
Bank Robber Who Escaped Federal Jail Gets 20 Years For HeistWhen Kenneth Conley was nearly caught two weeks after a daring jail break last winter, he allegedly told the FBI, “It happened once — what makes you think it won’t happen again?” Now, he’ll have plenty of time to try.
Crundwell Moved To Chicago Jail Before Prison AssignmentA former northern Illinois comptroller sentenced this year for stealing nearly $54 million from her community has been transferred to a federal jail in downtown Chicago.
Bank Robber Indicted For Escape From Federal JailConley 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.