Cook County Inmate Escapes From Markham CourthouseVivian McGee slipped out of her handcuffs around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and left the courthouse, apparently still wearing her Cook County Jail-issued blue uniform, said Cara Smith, chief policy officer for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Cook County Demolishes 3 Jail Buildings As Inmate Population ShrinksCook County is demolishing three divisions, representing close to a half-million square feet of cell space, as the jail population has hit the lowest level in 25 years.
Cook County Pays $600,000 After Trapping Visitor In Jail For 32 HoursFarad Polk was accidentally locked in an 8-foot-by-8-foot cell at Cook County Jail, a year and a half ago, for 32 hours. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Two Inmates Injured After Fight, Fire At Cook County JailTwo detainees were hospitalized after a fight broke out in a cell and one of them started a fire early Wednesday at the Cook County Jail.
Cook County Jail Population Drops With More Electronic MonitoringThe population at the Cook County Jail has dropped below 8,000 for the first time in years due to more detainees being sent home on electronic monitoring.
Officials Celebrate New Mental Health Clinic In RoselandThe new Community Triage Center at 115th Street and Indiana Avenue will provide services for people who are at risk of going to jail because of a mental health condition or substance abuse problem.
Prison Watchdog Questions Tuesday Night Cook County Prison Fight VideoJail officials say more than 100 inmates were involved, but they're not seen in the video. Nor are a few other details officials claimm happened.
Video Of Tuesday Night Cook County Jail Brawl ReleasedNone of the injuries were life threatening, but dozens of inmates are likely to be punished.
Cook County Wants Answers To Jail BrawlA major brawl at Cook County Jail leaves almost a dozen people injured. The Cook County Sheriff’s office wants to know Wednesday how inmates got their weapons.
Multiple Injuries Reported At Cook County JailThey were taken from the jail at 26th Street and California to Saint Anthony Hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening,
Terminally-Ill Inmate Dies In Police Custody; Couldn't Afford To Bond OutA terminally-ill Cook County Jail inmate died in custody. He, like hundreds of other low-level offenders, couldn't afford to bond out.
Man Held 4 Months On Theft Charge Dies In Custody“Unfortunately, Mr. Hanley’s death is another shameful reminder of how disgracefully unjust our bond system is,” said Cara Smith, chief policy officer for the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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