Officers were moving Jamal Haskins from court to a van to take him to jail when he broke out of his handcuffs. Two officers were hurt in the scuffle.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Department found an inmate who walked away from a work site Saturday.
The Cook County Sheriff’s office has suspended a high-ranking jail officer who kept up a secret relationship with a female inmate awaiting trial for the alleged murder of her 6-year-old daughter
Two Cook County Jail guards were charged Thursday with arranging the beating of an 18-year-old inmate after he short-circuited power in the jail.
Andrew Thomas, 18, was being held on an aggravated battery charge for an alleged attack on his girlfriend.
A Cook County Jail inmate was rescued from a hole in the ground after jumping in Saturday afternoon.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s office wants a special prosecutor to look into the death of jail inmate.
A special committee meets Thursday to decide where to put a transgender inmate.
When Rod Blagojevich put his Ravesnwood Manor home on the market, the 3,800 square foot home was described as being “built like a fortress.” So is a federal prison.
An inmate at an Illinois maximum security prison serving a life sentence is in trouble over a drawing celebrating life.
A defense attorney is accused of loaning her cell phone to a jail inmate who made personal calls. The detainee was eventually charged with killing a Chicago police officer and a former CHA cop.
An Indiana man being held for the 2008 murder of a Lakeview restaurant manager faces new charges for allegedly taking part in a scheme to smuggle weapons into the Cook County Jail in an effort to arrange a plead deal.
A Cook County Jail inmate has been charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill a witness as he awaited trial on a burglary charge, authorities said.
A man who was recorded on a jail phone confessing to the slaying of a man and a woman in September 2009 has been charged with their murders, police said.
A former inmate is suing the Cook County Jail, claiming he didn’t receive the medication he needed while behind bars.