September 21, 2016

Security, engineering blamed for escape

BY ALYSSA MEIER
BHG News Service
 
A McLean County Jail inmate escaped the facility this week through a hole in the ceiling officials were aware of, but told didn’t pose a security risk.
Washburn was on alert early Sunday morning after William Rawson, 35, was reported missing from jail. Rawson, who was arrested on Aug. 31 following a 8-hour pursuit throughout McLean County in a stolen vehicle, checked for nearby jailers before climbing through a hole in the dormitory bathroom ceiling.
The hole, which was the site of approximately four failed escape attempts in recent months, was inspected after staff became concerned about safety.

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