Saturday, April 21, 2012
Cook County Jail Inmate trapped, then rescued after jumping in ditch
A Cook County Jail inmate locked up only five days ago jumped into a construction pit and was trapped as he and other inmates were escorted to kitchen duty this afternoon, a jail spokesman said.
The man, 40, was expected to be given a psychological evaluation at Cermak Hospital after being treated this afternoon at Mount Sinai Hospital following the incident about 2:30 p.m. in a yard at Cook County Jail, 2715 S. Sacramento Ave., said Frank Bilecki, a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff.
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