Man Charged With Trying To Smuggle Gun Into Cook County JailA Kalamazoo man was being held on $30,000 bond Saturday, after authorities said he tried to smuggle a gun into the Cook County Jail.
Cardinal Cupich Delivers Mass For Inmates At Cook County JailThey may be behind bars, but the inmates at the Cook County Jail were not forgotten this Christmas.
Woman Charged With Killing Marlen Ochoa Gives BirthClarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter Desiree, 25, pleaded not guilty in June to charges of murder, kidnapping, dismembering a body, and concealing a homicide in Ochoa’s death.
Cook County Jail Program Helping Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths By Providing Released Inmates With NaloxoneAn ongoing Cook County Jail program has saved more than 100 lives, by providing inmates with Naloxone kits, to prevent opioid overdose deaths after those detainees are released.
A Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdoses Has Become Easier To AccessDespite its life-saving abilities, naloxone’s accessibility remains scarce. But it is being distributed in an unlikely place – Cook County Jail.
“I Couldn’t Do Nothing:” Cook County Jail Inmates Repeatedly Escape Restraints, Attack
Cook County Jail Inmates Have Been Escaping From Restraints, Using Them As Weapons On Transport BusesInmates at the Cook County Jail are getting out of their restraints and violently attacking other inmates – and when they’re hurt, you pay the bill.
Tails Of Redemption: A Jail Sentence Saves Dogs With Days LeftThey were dogs with days left until they were saved -- by a jail sentence.
Chess Tournament At Cook County Jail Seeks To Teach Inmates Critical Thinking; 'It Makes My Mind Move'Inmates at Cook County Jail have been taking part in a round-robin chess tournament online, competing against inmates from six other countries: Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, England, Italy, and Russia.
Cook County Jail Hosts International Chess TournamentA unique two-day chess tournament will be held at Cook County Jail in Chicago this week.
Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Battery In Beating Of Jail InmateMiguel Ortiz was charged with two felony counts of official misconduct in 2016. Instead, he pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of battery.
Inmates Look Forward To Voting From JailThe next step comes in November 2020. That's when the jail will have an actual, on site voting booth on Election Day. And that will allow the jail to provide same-day voter registration, as well.
Cook County Jail Detainee Charged With Solicitation Of MurderA Cook County jail detainee was charged after officials said he tried to hire an individual to kill two people associated with his case.
At Cook County Jail, Inmates Relax Their Minds, Bodies With YogaThe jail is now offering ways for the inmates to relax their minds as well has their bodies--with yoga classes.
R. Kelly Speaks Out After Jail Release; 'We're Going To Straighten All This Stuff Out,'R. Kelly addressed the crowd waiting for his release from Cook County jail Saturday afternoon.