Fire Started By Cook County Jail Inmates Caught On VideoInmates in the super maximum security division at Cook County Jail are caught on tape lighting their uniforms on fire using a microwave.
Cook Co. Detainees Try To Set Uniforms On Fire, 4 Officers HurtThe detainees were in the jail’s super maximum security division, designated for “problematic detainees who engage in sexual misconduct."
Jail Job Offer "On Hold" For Wife Of Cop In Laquan McDonald KillingThe Cook County Sheriff’s office said it has not revoked a job offer to the wife of indicted Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, but only put the hiring on hold to make sure it’s a safe fit.
Foxx Blames Alvarez For Mistake That Led To Murder Suspect's DeathState’s Attorney Kim Foxx blamed her predecessor Anita Alvarez for an error that freed Kamari Belmont, who was then killed near county jail.
Unwanted Attention: Jail Guard Rests His Hand On Female Visitor's BottomThe woman visitor says the Cook County sheriff's deputy regularly harassed her during visits to see her fiancé, CBS 2’s Suanne Le Mignot reports.
Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
Coroner: No Foul Play Suspected After Inmate Dies On Bus To StatevilleClifford V. Nelson, 49, was being transferred from the Cook County Jail and was found unresponsive on the bus about 9:50 a.m. at Stateville in Crest Hill, according to the Will County coroner’s office.
Dart Touts Mental Health Clinic; 'Recidivism Rate Falls Off The Cliff'Some mentally ill people detained at Cook County Jail have begun receiving the kind of support they need when they return to the community.
Nearly 240 Cook County Jail Guards Call In Sick On Super Bowl SundayThe sick calls accounts for about 19 percent of the staff assigned for the day. On the average Sunday, 60 to 70 guards call in sick.
Cook County Jail Braces For Blitz Of 'Sick Calls' During Super BowlThe jail can't chain guards to their posts, but one official says the sheriff's office is taking several steps to try to ease the manpower shortage.
CPD Dispatch Supervisor Guilty In Jail Smuggling SchemeA former dispatch supervisor with the Chicago Police Department pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges that she was part of a scheme to smuggle contraband into Cook County Jail.
Cook County Jail Inmate Charged With Attacking Correctional OfficerJamara Rhone, 40, who is being held on a retail theft charge, is now facing a felony charge of aggravated battery to a peace officer after a correctional deputy was injured in the attack, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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