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Coronavirus November 22, 2020
In Chicago and elsewhere, the number of people wearing an ankle monitor has jumped in recent months due to the pandemic.
News October 26, 2020
The majority of the 745,000 people held in local jails can vote, but few do. Advocates say it’s voter suppression on a national scale.
Southside October 31, 2018
For many released into the harsh environment outside Chicago’s Cook County Jail, it can be impossible to find their way home.
Southside October 29, 2018
After the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, can a new state’s attorney bring real reform to Chicago?
Looking Back May 21, 2015
Cook County Jail will soon be run by a mental health professional. And it’s not the first time.
Commentary January 27, 2015
Paying the wrongfully imprisoned, quickly, is both moral and economical.