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New facility opens to help those released from jail connect

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader In a collaborative effort with private donors, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new...

Bill aims to keep non-violent offenders out of jail

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader For months Dr. Willie Wilson has bailed out dozens of people who have languished in the Cook County Jail for...

Wilson’s task force asks Rauner to help free detainees

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a bold move, humanitarian and philanthropist, Dr. Willie Wilson, and his task force met with Gov. Bruce Rauner over...

New ‘bizarre’ gang surfaces in Cook County jail

By Brandis Friedman, Chicago Tonight/WTTW A new gang has surfaced at the Cook County Jail that even the sheriff refers to as “bizarre.” Tom Dart credits members...

Cook County prison population dropping

Chicago Crusader staff report Cook County’s jail population in the past several years dropped from 10,000 to 7,500 and the number could drop even lower,...