Today we continue our tour of the McHenry County Jail with a June 1977 delegation of young political leaders from China. The visit was sponsored by the American Council of Young Political leaders.
I thought a visit to the jail might be interesting because so many Chinese end up in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) floor built under Sheriff Keith Nygren’s guidance.
There we looked at the control room.
I wasn’t the only one taking pictures.
Here’s the day room we saw.
There was a cell isolated from the others we were allowed to examine.
It was a room with a view…of the parking lot behind the courthouse.
A phone was nearby.
It was time to leave.
The photographers had taken their pictures.
It was back to the bus.
Although I thought all the photos in the jail had been taken, some more were desired.
Then, the delegation wanted a photo of him with their leader. She agreed.
For some reason, they even wanted me in a photo. It embarrassed me, but I complied with their request.
Tomorrow we’ll take a look at what was clearly the hit of the visit to McHenry County.