Urban Garden Initiative Lends A Fresh Start To Cook County InmatesA Cook County program for jail inmates is infusing a positive habit in prisoners that also adds a boost to Chicago's restaurant industry.
Piven Theatre Takes Former Inmates From Sentences To The StageA local theater is working with the Cook County Jail to give former inmates a new outlook on life after they finish serving their time.
Metal-Eating Cook County Jail Inmate Cost Taxpayers Millions Of DollarsA Cook County Jail inmate who swallows any metal objects he can find has cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
Five Cook County Jail Inmates Sickened By SalmonellaThe sheriff's office said 54 inmates in the jail's Division XI began experiencing symptoms of a gastrointestinal illness last week.
Man Back In Custody After Being Accidentally ReleasedThe manhunt was launched after Sleeper was released from Cook County Jail on Tuesday, even though he had no bail.
Police Search For Missing Inmate, Accidentally Set FreePolice are searching for a Cook County Jail inmate who was accidentally let go.
Bill Seeks Harsher Penalties For Indecent Exposure By Cook County InmatesA bill seeking to enact harsher penalties on detainees who expose themselves and conduct lewd behavior while in custody was unanimously passed out of the Criminal Law Committee in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday night.
Cook County Jail Detainee Indicted For Attempting To Bring Cannabis Into JailA Cook County Jail detainee has been indicted after being identified as the second person involved in an incident where marijuana was left in an inmate-only bathroom at Stroger hospital.
16 Cook County Jail Inmates Indicted For BrawlCook County Sheriff’s officials said the fight happened on Feb. 16 in a dayroom in the jail’s maximum security Division 9.
Cook County Jail Prepares For Blitz Of 'Sick Calls' During Super BowlLast year, approximately 350 correctional officers called in "sick."
Detainees Charged In Attacks Against Cook County JailersThe Cook County Sheriff's Department released video of three of the incidents.
Cook County Jail Population Sees A Record LowThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the number of inmates in county jail is the lowest it’s been in decades.