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Prison Escapee Winks, Tells Judge to 'Stick It' After Sentencing

Convicted bank robber Kenneth Conley was smug as a judge handed down a 41-month sentence as repercussion for the convict's December 2012 escape from a federal prison.

Kenneth Conley, 40, will serve a 20-year sentence and a 41-month sentence consecutively.
Kenneth Conley, 40, will serve a 20-year sentence and a 41-month sentence consecutively.
A bank robber who escaped from a Loop federal jail and led police on a manhunt through Tinley Park and the south suburbs last year was sentenced to an additional 41 months in prison Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

Kenneth Conley, 40, was told his daring escape earned him an extra 41 months—in addition to the 20 years he's already facing—and will be transferred to the "supermax" prison in Colorado to serve his time.

Conley wasn't bashful about his reaction to the sentencing from U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman.

"You can take your analogy and stick it right up your (expletive), judge," the Tribune reports Conley as saying. 

Feinerman pointed to Conley's "incorrigible" past—speckled with two dozen convictions including theft, battery, armed robbery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest—as reasons why he should serve the most recent sentence consecutive to the 20-year one. The judge went on to say that Conley's actions demonstrate "nothing has worked" to help rehabilitate the convict.

Conley and cellmate Joseph Banks last December escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center high-rise at 71 W. Van Buren St., dropping to the street from a 17th-floor window with a rope fashioned out of bedsheets. 

A massive manhunt in Tinley Park, New Lenox and other suburbs ensued. Conley came to a home on 176th Street in Tinley Park that morning to see his mother, Sandy, but she turned her son away. Formerly a floor host at a Chicago Heights strip club, Conley used to live in Tinley Park

Officers caught Conley on Jan. 4 when he tried to disguise himself as an elderly man while hiding out in Palos Hills, police said. Banks was caught in Lincoln Park.

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Dodes1 February 28, 2014 at 08:22 AM
^ For real? For robbing a bank and escaping from a prison? Who is to really blame for the escape? Second, hanging should be left for the child molestors and rapists, the people who kill innocent people for Iphones, etc., not a fricken bank robber.
Scott Wilson February 28, 2014 at 09:26 PM
HE`S A VERY NAUGHTY LITTLE BOY THAT GOT A VERY LONG TIME--OUT.........CAN`T EVEN STEAL RIGHT.............
Jordan S. Zoot February 28, 2014 at 09:32 PM
Come on....it would be more fun to watch him get guillotined.
Dodes1 March 05, 2014 at 12:28 PM
@UN Owen- First, thanks for calling me an illiterate moron. I was actually taking time to process your reply until then. Name calling makes you look educated (so does your punctuation)
Dodes1 March 07, 2014 at 11:16 AM
LOL!
Jordan S. Zoot March 07, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Dodes1....you missed the best part...you were accused of making a big stinG about it......now thats funny!
Dodes1 March 07, 2014 at 11:26 AM
^I saw that and it took me a minute to realize what he \ she meant. It is what it is. UN OWEN is a name caller and bully on the Oak lawn Patch, whatever makes it feel better at night.
Lauren Traut (Editor) March 12, 2014 at 09:11 AM
Hello, UN Owen, and Dodes1: Your comments have been deleted, as they violate our Terms of Use. Masked profanity, personal attacks and threats of violence are NOT allowed on our sites. I advise that you cease this exchange immediately. Thanks.
Tom March 13, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Hahahahaha Ganged up on.
Tom March 13, 2014 at 03:58 PM
Sound like a child
Tom March 13, 2014 at 04:44 PM
@Lauren you will see they were the ones who initiated it and started it and ganged up on me. Hahah that about it sums it up.
Tom March 13, 2014 at 04:45 PM
Sure sounds like someone acting like a child to me.
Lauren Traut (Editor) March 13, 2014 at 05:16 PM
Alright, guys. Please knock it off now. Enough is enough.

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