Cook County Jail Inmate Charged With Attacking Correctional OfficerJamara Rhone, 40, who is being held on a retail theft charge, is now facing a felony charge of aggravated battery to a peace officer after a correctional deputy was injured in the attack, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Man Attacked By Jail Guard 'Felt Helpless, Defenseless'A man who was attacked by a guard at Cook County Jail two years ago has spoken out for the first time since the officer was charged in the beating.
Cook County Jail Guard Charged With Felony In Inmate BeatingA Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer has been charged with official misconduct — a felony — for allegedly punching a detainee seven times in a beating captured on video.
Former Cook County Jail Inmate Sues Guard Over Beating Caught On TapeA former Cook County Jail inmate has sued a correctional officer over a beating at the jail three years ago.
Mentally Ill Jail Inmate Crawls Into Ceiling VentOfficials in the area where inmates are held right after being dropped off at the facility noticed a man climbing up in the ceiling Friday morning. Jail director Cara Smith said the man suffers serious mental illness, and this just highlighted some of the problems jail officers handle every day.
Jail Inmate Dies Four Days After Possible Suicide AttemptJairo Avitia, 25, attended a bond hearing Jan. 24 after he was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, court records show. He was ordered held on $325,000. The next day, Avitia apparently attempted to commit suicide at the jail and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Inmate Escapes County Jail, Captured 6 Hours LaterAn escape at the Cook County Jail on Sunday put the entire building on lockdown and left officers wondering one question: why?