FBI Issues New Photo of Chicago Jail Escapee

Kenneth Conley escaped the Metropolitan Correctional Center with Jose Banks Dec. 18

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    The photo shows a tattoo on Kenneth Conley's upper right arm.

    The FBI hopes a new photo will help recapture a man who escaped a high-rise federal prison in Chicago last month.

    The photo shows a tattoo on the upper right arm of Kenneth Conley, 38, who remains at large after scaling 20 stories down the Metropolitan Correctional Center with his cellmate, Joseph "Jose" Banks, who was caught two days after the escape. The tattoo apparently depicts the devil, investigators said.

    FBI officials said the pair used a rope made from bed sheets and other linens to rappel down the side of the building around 7 a.m. Dec. 18. When authorities found Banks and Conley missing, they discovered metal window bars in a bed mattress and fake bars inside the cell.

    The men caught a cab and apparently fled the area. Banks was captured Dec. 20 in Lincoln Park.

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    The Chicago office of the FBI announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the apprehension of Jose Banks Kenneth Conley. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

    Conley was convicted of stealing $4,000 last year from a bank in Homewood.

    There's a $50,000 reward issued for his arrest.

    Escape charges against Banks were dropped Thursday.