Part 4 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Medical Care

This is the fourth installment of what was contained in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report about Cook County Jail. It concentrates on medical problems. As you might expect, medical care is not up to par. … Continue reading

Part 3 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Causes of and Cures for Physical Abuse

This is the third installment of what was contained in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report about Cook County Jail. The second article reported abuse of prisoners by correctional officers which occurred on Cook County Sheriff … Continue reading

Part 3 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Causes of and Cures for Physical Abuse

This is the third installment of what was contained in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report about Cook County Jail. The second article reported abuse of prisoners by correctional officers which occurred on Cook County Sheriff … Continue reading

Part 2 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – 2007 Complaints of Physical Abuse to Inmates

Here are some 2007 complaints of physical abuse of prisoners by Cook County Jail correctional officers. They are from the report issued by the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. All occurred during the first six … Continue reading

Part 2 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – 2007 Complaints of Physical Abuse to Inmates

Here are some 2007 complaints of physical abuse of prisoners by Cook County Jail correctional officers. They are from the report issued by the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. All occurred during the first six … Continue reading

Part 1 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Sheriff Tom Dart’s Goals

When former State Rep. Tom Dart took office as Cook County Sheriff, he issued a press release full of reform goals. Here are three ideas I extracted from a Sun-Times article on Dart’s statement: “Faith-based groups to increase mentoring for … Continue reading

Part 1 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Sheriff Tom Dart’s Goals

When former State Rep. Tom Dart took office as Cook County Sheriff, he issued a press release full of reform goals. Here are three ideas I extracted from a Sun-Times article on Dart’s statement: “Faith-based groups to increase mentoring for … Continue reading