Family Of Cook County Jail Inmate Who Died Of COVID-19 Files Lawsuit, Takes Issue With Practice Of Shackling Inmates To Hospital BedsA lawsuit was filed against the Cook County Sheriff’s office Thursday by the family of a man who died of coronavirus while an inmate at the Cook County Jail.
Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees, Orders New Safety MeasuresThere will be no mass release of detainees from the Cook County Jail in the near future. Thursday a federal judge denied the request for release due to COVID-19 concerns but ordered Sheriff Tom Dart to implement new safety measures.
Concerns Raised Over Possible Risk To The Community If Cook County Jail Detainees are ReleasedThe legal debate over releasing detainees from the Cook County Jail continued Tuesday as the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to soar. But does releasing detainees who have been living in the virus cluster put the community at risk?
Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments About Cook County Inmate ReleaseThe fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail goes to federal court Tuesday.
Cook County Jail Inmate Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus DiesA Cook County Jail inmate who contracted coronavirus has died, the Cook County Sheriff’s office confirmed.
Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal CourtThe fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail amid the coronavirus pandemic is now in federal court.
221 Cook County Jail Detainees, 70 Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19As of Sunday 221 detainees and 70 staff members had tested positive for COVID-19, the Cook County Sheriff's Office confirms.
Inmates Fight To Be Released From Cook County Jail Amid Coronavirus OutbreakHundreds of inmates at the Cook County Jail were fighting Wednesday to be released while they await trial amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus In Chicago: 101 Cook County Jail Inmates Have Now Tested PositiveA total of 101 Cook County Jail detainees had tested positive for coronavirus as of Sunday night, the Cook County Sheriff’s office said.
Coronavirus In Chicago: 89 Inmates, 12 Staff At Cook County Jail Test Positive For COVID-19The cases among inmates more than doubled in one day. There were 38 cases as of Friday.
Cook County Jail To 'Single-Cell' Nearly All Detainees, As 38 Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said there are currently about 5,000 inmates being held within the walls of the jail, the lowest population it’s ever had.
24 Cook County Jail Detainees, 9 Sheriff's Office Employees Have Tested Positive For CoronavirusThe Cook County Sheriff’s office said Thursday evening that 24 County Jail detainees and nine Sheriff’s office employees have now tested positive for coronavirus.
Cook County Jail Taking Precautions After Detainees, Employees Test Positive For CoronavirusSix detainees and three employees have now tested positive for COVID-19 at the Cook County Jail. That's up from just one guard over the weekend.
6 Cook County Jail Inmates, 3 Staff Test Positive For CoronavirusMeantime, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has prepared a barracks facility on the site of the jail complex to be used as a hospital and/or isolation facility for inmates who test positive for COVID-19.
2 Cook County Jail Detainees Test Positive For CoronavirusTwo detainees at the Cook County Jail tested positive for coronavirus Monday, the county Sheriff’s office announced.