Metropolitain Correctional Center in Chicago

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Metropolitain Correctional Center
Official name:William J. Campbell United States Courthouse annex

71 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60605
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Quick Facts
  • December, 2012: Two bank robbers climbed 15-tories down a rope made of bedsheets, hopped in a taxi and got away. They were eventually recaptured. Investigators discovered they removed bars from the window of their cell and replaced them with fake bars, and used piles of sheets to simulate sleeping bodies to fool the guards after they left.
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    »The cellblock windows are just five inches wide -- the maximum allowed by federal corrections guidelines at the time of this building's construction.
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    »Prisoners using the rooftop recreational facility.
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