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.
Cardinal Cupich Holds A Christmas Mass At Cook County JailAs Christians across Chicago celebrate Christmas in churches, the head of the Archdiocese said mass with inmates at the Cook County jail on Saturday morning.
Inmates Help Baby Whose Mother Was MurderedDoctors delivered Miracle after Parasha Beard was shot and killed in September. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Detainee Charged With Battery Of Correctional LieutenantA detainee in Cook County Jail has been charged with the aggravated battery after punching a correctional lieutenant
Cook County Jail Discover Laptop In Inmate's CellCook County Jail officials are trying to figure out how an inmate who was allowed access to a laptop to prepare for his criminal case was able to keep it there long enough to record homemade talk shows on it.
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.

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