Cook County Jail
A convicted murderer who took the lead in a federal lawsuit claiming a “sadistic culture of brutality and violence” in the Cook County Jail has been charged with threatening to shoot up a Chicago Police officer’s North Side home if she testified against him.
A Cook County Jail guard is free on bond after being charged with trying to sneak alcohol to inmates.
The Cook County Sheriff’s office has decided not to take any disciplinary action against jail employees, after a 51-year-old visitor was trapped for 32 hours in a small room at the jail last month.
Trapped inside a small visiting room, 51-year-old Farad Polk says he pounded on the door. But there he stayed for 32 hours, until he set off the fire sprinklers to get noticed. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
Sen. Mark Kirk is applauding law enforcement’s efforts to stop gangs. He focused on more than one program in a tour of Cook County Jail on Wednesday, reports WBBM’s Craig Delimore reports.
The head of Cook County Jail said she’ll find room for any and all fugitives picked up by teams of Chicago police officers and Illinois state troopers in the coming month, and put them in the jail’s custody.
As of 2012, for every 100,000 Illinois residents, 381 of them were in prison.
Farad Polk went to Cook County Jail on the evening of July 5, to visit his son, and ended up imprisoned himself inside a small visiting room in the super maximum security Division 9 area of the jail.
he Chicago man trapped inside a visiting room at Cook County Jail for 32 hours is suing the county.
A visitor to Cook County Jail was trapped in the jail for 30 hours over the weekend – and now the sheriff’s office is investigating to find out what went wrong. WBBM’s Steve Miller has our exclusive story.
A 2-year employee of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and two others have been charged in a contraband smuggling operation at County Jail.
Daniel J. Paredes, 49, had been in custody at the jail since April 6 for a drug possession charge. His family had recently posted a $2,000 bond, and on Wednesday, he was in the process of being discharged.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the largest mental health hospital in the country.
At Cook County Jail 4,000 one-time inmates now have health coverage. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports why in this original report.
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart have sought alternate arrangements such as home monitoring for inmates charged with non-violent crimes, but Alvarez expressed reservations to a broad-brush approach to releasing such inmates.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has taken his appeal for more help for mentally ill jail inmates to Capitol Hill.
A new report says staff shortages and other problems have undermined the office that helps Cook County judges decide if a suspect should remain in jail pending trial.
Cook County’s Sheriff is talking this afternoon about a lawsuit that claims guards at the county jail have created what’s being described as a sadistic culture behind bars.
Lester Hill, 27, is accused of having sex with a 23-year-old detainee of the jail on Jan. 13 and 15.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is making Martin Luther King day an opportunity to have a look inside her own jail, reports WBBM’s John Cody.