Cook County Jail Suspends In-Person Visits With COVID-19 Rates Skyrocketing In City, Suburban Cook CountyIn-person visitation is being suspended at the Cook County Jail with COVID-19 rates spiking in both Chicago and suburban Cook County.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Concerned New COVID Surge Will Lead To More Infections In Jail“If the community is not under control, if the community is not being serious about masks, and social distancing, and that, and COVID is spreading, it will impact us negatively. There’s no two ways about it,” Dart said.
SUV Hits Side Of Cook County Jail; Driver In Serious ConditionA man is in serious condition after his SUV crashed into the side of the Cook County Jail Monday night.
Hearing For Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Delayed After Judge Tests Positive For COVID-19Chicago’s infamous serial stowaway, Marilyn Hartman, is no stranger to airports – or courtrooms.
Early Voting Begins For Detainees In Cook County JailEarly voting for the general election began Saturday for hundreds of inmates at the Cook County Jail. It is the first time inmates in the jail will get a chance to vote early in a general election.
Protesters Turn Out At Cook County Jail After Bond Is Set For Man Accused Of Striking, Killing 13-Year-Old Boy On BikeProtesters were lined up outside the Cook County Jail Wednesday night, upset over the possible release on bond of a man charged with striking and killing a 13-year-old boy riding his bike on the Southwest Side.
Summer Violence Could Overwhelm Coronavirus Precautions At Cook County Jail"I'm probably 500 people away from where this can't work," said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Power Outage Reported In Multiple Divisions Of Cook County JailThe Cook County Jail lost power in multiple divisions late Wednesday.
Cook County Jail Resumes In-Person VisitationsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cook County Sheriff's office halted all in-person visitation at the jail on March 15, except for attorneys to meet with their clients.
Common's #WeMatterToo Push Urges Jail Releases Amid COVID-19In Common’s hometown of Chicago, where the Cook County Jail is one of the nation’s largest jails, a federal judge last month ordered officials to ensure social distancing among the 4,000 people in custody. As of Tuesday, 161 inmates and 81 correctional officers were positive for COVID-19, according to the sheriff’s department.
Cook County Sheriff's Office Appeals Court Order On Addressing COVID-19 At County Jail, Says Jail Is Being 'Micromanaged'The Cook County Sheriff’s office on Tuesday announced that it is appealing a court order mandating specific social distancing requirements at the Cook County Jail.
Escaped Inmate Jahquez Scott Captured; Swapped Identities With Fellow Detainee To Escape Cook County JailScott was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday, after he was found in the bedroom of a home in the 3600 block of West Augusta Boulevard in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Cook County Jail Runs Out Of Electronic Monitoring BraceletsThe sheriff's department said Thursday that the lack of the bracelets will mean that defendants who might otherwise have been sent home will have to remain in jail, where hundreds of detainees and staffers have been infected by COVID-19 in recent weeks.
$2,000 Reward For Arrest Of Jahquez Scott, Inmate Who Escaped Cook County JailAnyone with information about Scott’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at (773) 674-8477, or the FBI at (312) 421-6700.