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Guard Charged With Aiding Escape


An Illinois correctional officer was arrested in mid-February for allegedly providing inmates with hacksaw blades to aid in their escape from Joliet Prison.

According to Nic Howell, the public information officer for Illinois DOC, the 13 year veteran guard, William Smith, was charged with two counts of aiding an escape and other charges after six prisoners broke out of the maximum security facility.

One of the prisoners has not yet been captured.

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