Cook County Jail Inmates Participate In International Chess CompetitionThe Cook County Jail started the chess program in 2012.
Lawyers Sue City Of Chicago For Access To InmatesThe groups said it's become more widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Prison Mental Health Center Groundbreaking Set For MondayThe $150 million center will be 180,000 square feet (16,700 square meters) and serve both men and women. It will employ more than 400 people including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and correctional treatment officers.
Body Scanner Helps Officers In LaPorte CountyTraining for deputies had barely been completed when the scanner caught an inmate trying to smuggle pills in her bra.
Judge Orders Masturbating Inmates HandcuffedCook County jail detainees with a history of indecent exposure, masturbation or sexual misconduct will remain handcuffed “at all times” during courthouse visits while a series of recent lawsuits play out, a federal judge said Tuesday.
Public Defenders Pushed To Breaking Point By Masturbating InmatesMasturbating inmates have become a common sight on the walk to and from holding cells, at the jail and in courthouse lockups.
Inmates Lodge Dueling Allegations Of Sex Assault At Markham CourthouseAuthorities are investigating how a female inmate ended up in a Markham courthouse holding cell with two male inmates.
Inmates Charged With Attacking Of Cook County Jail Guards Denied BailA judge denied bond for the three inmates involved in a vicious attack of two correctional officers inside the Cook County jail on Wednesday night.
Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
Cook County Inmate Stabs Detainees With Pen, At Least One Guard InjuredAmbulances could be observed taking patients away around 4 p.m. at 31st and California.