Cook County Jail

Family Of Woman Who Hanged Herself In Cook County Jail Files LawsuitJaclyn Clair was booked Jan. 27, 2015, for a retail theft charge in Norridge and was found hanging in her cell Feb. 5, authorities said at the time.
Inmates In Parts Of Cook County Jail Under Isolation After Some Show Flu-Like SymptomsDetainees in three living units at the Cook County Jail are under isolation after some have exhibited flu-like symptoms, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.
Suit: Cleared Defendants Continue To Be Detained At Cook County JailThe lawsuit seeks $10,000 for each man who's been back to jail after being cleared. That would be more than $600 million taxpayers would have to pay.
Lockdown Lifted At Cook County JailAfter nearly 20 percent of the staff at Cook County Jail failed to show up for the morning shift on Tuesday, the facility was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning.
Ex-Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Drugs Into Cook County JailA former Cook County corrections officer pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to smuggling marijuana, tobacco and alcohol into the Cook County Jail.
Man Held At Cook County Jail For Domestic Battery Dies In CustodyA 55-year-old Cook County Jail inmate died in custody early Wednesday. A death investigation is underway, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.
"Rocket Docket" Law Aiming To Keep Low-Level Defendants From Languishing In JailThe new law creates a special court, dubbed the “rocket docket,” for non-violent inmates charged with minor retail theft, or trespassing; many of whom now have to wait behind bars for months, because they cannot afford even a low bail.
Good Samaritans Save Suicidal Man Sitting In Middle Of Busy StreetA couple on their way to work Friday stopped to help a man sitting in the middle of busy Cicero Avenue, but little did they know, they had already him.
Correctional Officer Accused Of Watching Porn With Jail InmatesOscar Taylor, 53, was a correctional officer assigned to monitor detainees receiving haircuts at the Division 6 barbershop, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Archbishop Cupich Tours Cook County JailSheriff Tom Dart led Archbishop Blase Cupich on a tour of Cook County Jail on Tuesday, and highlighted the “disproportionate amount of Cook County’s poor, sick, vulnerable and disenfranchised individuals” who are being held there.
Cook County Jail Nurse Files Lawsuit Claiming She Was Fired For Blowing Whistle On Staff Stealing MedicationsA Cook County Jail nurse says drugs intended for inmates are being stolen by staff, but when she told her bosses, she was terminated.
Jailed Suspect Attacked Cook County Correctional Officer: SheriffSamuel Salas, 25, allegedly punched a correctional officer several times in the head on the way to court on the morning of June 4.

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