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Loaded gun smuggled into Milwaukee Co. jail found in laundry

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County executive says a loaded handgun that was smuggled into the county jail was found in a load of dirty laundry.

County Executive Chris Abele says the gun was discovered Monday in laundry that was taken to the Milwaukee County House of Correction for cleaning.

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. says the gun was brought into the jail in a "walking boot-type cast" worn by an inmate who had been arrested by Milwaukee police.

Clarke says the inmate complained of leg pain and was taken to a hospital by Milwaukee police, who are not allowed to remove body casts or prosthetics.

The Journal Sentinel reports the inmate was booked into the jail, posted bail and was released. Clarke says jail officials are re-evaluating their search policy.


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