Detainee Escapes From Harvey Lockup, 2nd Incident In 8 Months

Steve Miller
November 21, 2018 - 6:42 pm
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HARVEY (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A spokesman for the city of Harvey says human error led to an escape from the jail last week -- the second jail escape there in eight months.

Some reports have said the jail escape was because of equipment malfunctioning. But Harvey City Spokesman Sean Howard said Wednesday it was human error.

“Swift action will be taken in the very near future,” he said, and that could include possible firing.

The inmate who escaped was recaptured within half an hour, Howard said.

He called the incident "very embarrassing."

He says this was the second escape from the Harvey jail in about eight months.