Family Of Pedro Ruiz, Killed In Cell At Cook County Jail, Sues Sheriff And Cellmate Christian Gonzalez“What happened to Pedro Ruiz in the Cook County Jail, while in Cook County’s custody, was not just easily preventable, was not just forseeable, but was absolutely disgraceful,” said Ruiz family attorney Nenye Uche.
Timeline: The Murder Of Cook County Jail Inmate Pedro Ruiz
Christian Gonzalez Charged With Murder In Death Of Cook County Jail Cellmate Pedro Ruiz, A Rival Gang MemberChristian Gonzalez, who was being held in the jail on attempted murder charges, has been charged with first-degree murder, days after his cellmate, 19-year-old Pedro Ruiz, was found bleeding and unresponsive in his cell early Saturday morning.
Charges Expected In Beating Death Of Cook County Jail InmateThe officer called a sergeant, telling the sergeant what Gonzalez said. Two sergeants and a lieutenant arrived at the cell. They "unsecured the cell door." That's when they saw Ruiz on the floor near the door covered in blood.
Cook County Cellmate Of Murdered Man Was A Rival Gang MemberArrest reports CBS 2 found in court documents show the beating victim Ruiz and his cell mate, are all members of different street gangs.
Another Disturbing Inmate Attack At The Cook County JailAs the pool of blood around the man's head grows, an inmate throws a joker card, from a deck of playing cards, on top of him. Sources said that's significant, indicating there are ongoing feuds inside the jail taking place between different gangs.
Inmate Found Beaten To Death In Cook County JailAround 2 a.m., correctional officers found 19-year-old Pedro Ruiz unresponsive in the cell he shared with another inmate.
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.