Lawyer: Man likely back at jail he escaped
CHICAGO – A convicted bank robber captured days after a daring escape from a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago will likely return to the same federal lockup, though this time he’ll most likely be held in a special isolation unit, his attorney said Friday.
Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, made an initial appearance in court, shackles on his leg, arms and wrists clanging as he shuffled in. Banks looked tired but calm, nodding and saying “yes” when a judge asked if he understood he had been charged with escaping from a jail just two blocks from the courthouse.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier also asked Banks, who had represented himself during his bank robbery trial, if he agreed to let an attorney his family hired represent him on the escape charge. Banks paused, shrugged his shoulders and said, “OK.”
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