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Kendall County Jail inmate charged with escape after failing work release check

Alejandro Delgado Jr.
Alejandro Delgado Jr.

YORKVILLE – A Chicago man and Kendall County Jail inmate was charged with escape after failing a jail work release check, according to Kendall County Sheriff's officials.

The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Alejandro Delgado Jr., 28, of the 2000 block of North Kimball Avenue in Chicago, with escape, which is a Class 3 felony, according to a Wednesday, Dec. 11, news release from the Kendall County Sheriff's office.

If convicted, Delgado could face up to five additional years in prison.

Delgado’s bond was set at $75,000 for the escape charge, with ten percent to post bail, according to the sheriff's office news release.

Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 5 began unannounced checks on inmates sentenced to work release, which allows inmates sentenced to county jail time to be released from custody to continue their employment and is meant to lessen the economic impact of incarceration, according to the news release. The work release order comes directly from the judge responsible for sentencing and any inmate who fails to report to work when released, or who fails to return, is violating their sentencing order and could be charged with escape.

Delgado was serving a sentence of 88 days in jail with work release for traveling to meet a minor, sheriff's officials said in the release. He remains in custody at the Kendall County Jail, according to sheriff's office records.

Delgado's work release status has been canceled, according to court records.

Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird said in the news release the office will continue to ensure inmates who are allowed to leave for work by the courts are not abusing the privilege.

Delgado is due back in court 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Kendall County Courthouse, 807 John St., according to court records.

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