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The federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ex-Jail Guard Gets 2 Years For Smuggling Food, Cigarettes Into MCC

With 16 years service as jail guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Tony Henderson knew better than most what life behind bars looks like. Now, he’s going to get a fresh perspective — as an inmate of federal prison.

10/08/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Guard Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Bullet, Pills Into Cook County Jail

A Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bond Tuesday for allegedly trying to bring a 9mm bullet and dozens of pills into Cook County Jail over the weekend.

08/13/2013

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Cook County To Crack Down On Illegal Cigarette Sales

Cash-strapped Cook County is stepping up its pursuit of illegal cigarette sales.

09/30/2011

Heriberto Viramontes; Kira Lundgren; Jerome Prusa. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Jailed Man Accused In Bucktown Beating Hit With Pot-Smuggling Charge

Heriberto Viramontes, who awaits trial for the notorious 2010 baseball bat attack on two women in Bucktown, faces additional charges that he conspired with his girlfriend to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail. A correctional officer has also been charged.

07/14/2011