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After inmate escape, Kankakee County sheriff wants fingerprint scanning technology for jail


KANKAKEE, Illinois — The Kankakee County sheriff wants fingerprint scanning technology added to his jail's security systems following an April 1 inmate escape.

Sheriff Tim Bukowski spoke of the need for the equipment in a meeting Tuesday of the county board's finance committee, which voted in favor of the $69,000 purchase.

Twenty-three-year-old Kamron T. Taylor escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after waiting outside his cell and attacking a guard making rounds. 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.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports ( ) the new system would require jail employees to swipe a keycard and scan their fingerprints.

Information from: The Daily Journal,

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