Teen locks herself in abandoned prison
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A teenage girl who slipped into an abandoned Illinois prison for an urban adventure ended up serving a short sentence when she accidentally locked herself inside a cell.
Illinois State Police said two teen girls entered the Joliet Correctional Center through a hole in its fence Monday.
Joliet Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Stromberg says the teens were exploring the prison that’s been closed since 2002 when one of them locked herself inside a cell.
The other girl got firefighters to the site, and they broke through a brick wall to free her companion.
The girl spent 45 minutes in the cell.
The teens will face trespassing charges.