Sheriff describes security lapse that led to Kankakee escape

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The Kankakee County sheriff says documents showing staff conducted a count of inmates at lockdown time were falsified the night that a detainee attacked a guard and escaped.

Sheriff Tim Bukowski provided more details on the security lapses at a meeting of the Kankakee County Board’s public safety committee.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports that investigators found no inmate count had been done. Bukowski says those who broke protocol will be disciplined.

Twenty-three-year-old Kamron Taylor escaped April 1 from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after waiting for a guard making rounds and attacking him. Wearing the guard’s uniform, Taylor fooled officers in a master control room into buzzing him through security doors before driving off in the guard’s SUV.

He was captured three days later.