Cook County Jail Dilemma: How To Deal With 'Savage Life' GangThese inmates have little to lose and act out in hazardous ways. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Two Inmates Charged With Taking Hostage At Cook County JailDivision 10 detainees Cordarryl Stevenson and Martin Alvarado took control of the housing unit about 4:30 p.m. on July 28, covering the floor with soapy water and obscuring the fixed cameras in the unit before tearing them down completely, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Inmate Charged With Throwing Feces At Jail Guard For Second TimeVermon Patterson threw feces at a deputy in the showering area of the Division 9 housing tier, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Fires Gun When Cook County Inmate Makes A Break For ItNo one was hit, and Chicago police captured the detainee.
Inmate Charged With Throwing Feces At Cook County Jail GuardA man already detained in the Cook County Jail was charged after he allegedly threw feces at a jail guard Tuesday afternoon.
Man Attacked By Jail Guard 'Felt Helpless, Defenseless'A man who was attacked by a guard at Cook County Jail two years ago has spoken out for the first time since the officer was charged in the beating.
Cook County Jail Inmate Punches Guard Several TimesThe attack comes on the heels of a brief takeover and hostage situation at the jail near 26th and California.
WATCH: Officers Quash Inmate Hostage Incident At Cook County JailThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office released video and identified the two inmates who took control of a jail housing tier at Cook County Jail.
Cook County Jail Guard Charged With Felony In Inmate BeatingA Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer has been charged with official misconduct — a felony — for allegedly punching a detainee seven times in a beating captured on video.
Cook County Jail Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires’ DiseaseThe inmate was hospitalized July 6 with symptoms similar to those of pneumonia, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office. Tuesday, the inmate tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease, a severe bacterial infection.
Cook County Inmate Stabs Detainees With Pen, At Least One Guard InjuredAmbulances could be observed taking patients away around 4 p.m. at 31st and California.
Feces-Throwing Inmate Injures Three Cook County Jailers In Scuffle Inmate Tacorey Killebrew has been involved in more than 50 altercations with jail staff since his arrest, authorities say.

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