Body Scanner Helps Officers In LaPorte CountyTraining for deputies had barely been completed when the scanner caught an inmate trying to smuggle pills in her bra.
Judge Orders Masturbating Inmates HandcuffedCook County jail detainees with a history of indecent exposure, masturbation or sexual misconduct will remain handcuffed “at all times” during courthouse visits while a series of recent lawsuits play out, a federal judge said Tuesday.
Public Defenders Pushed To Breaking Point By Masturbating InmatesMasturbating inmates have become a common sight on the walk to and from holding cells, at the jail and in courthouse lockups.
Inmates Lodge Dueling Allegations Of Sex Assault At Markham CourthouseAuthorities are investigating how a female inmate ended up in a Markham courthouse holding cell with two male inmates.
Inmates Charged With Attacking Of Cook County Jail Guards Denied BailA judge denied bond for the three inmates involved in a vicious attack of two correctional officers inside the Cook County jail on Wednesday night.
Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
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.
Lawmakers Want State To Stop Suing Former Inmates For ReimbursementTwo state lawmakers have introduced legislation to halt the practice of going after former prison inmates for the cost of their incarceration.
Sheriff Wants Low-Level Inmates Released From Jail FasterOne woman at Cook County Jail has been incarcerated since last summer, awaiting trial for stealing about $4 worth of plums and candy. She was pregnant at the time, and Sheriff Tom Dart said her incarceration has cost the county $20,000.
Cook County Jail Officer Charged With Selling Alcohol To InmatesA Cook County Jail guard is free on bond after being charged with trying to sneak alcohol to inmates.
Alvarez Questions Wisdom Of Suggested Alternatives To Jail For Some InmatesCounty 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.
Sheriff Using Inmates To Tear Down Abandoned BuildingsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.

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