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Watch: Cook County Jail Near Capacity

Originally appeared in the Tuesday, April 2 edition of

Cook County Jail is near capacity. With summer approaching, we talk with three top county officials about what can be done on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Joining us are Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

Click here for data and graphs on the population of Cook County Jail by age, race, and charge.

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  1. margarita ortiz

    So many people in jail who are innocent .? Then there are those who like to fight with the inmates and your suppose to stay hit and not hit back or they put you in the hole? what kind of crap is that.. The officers let them fight an you have to let this crazy inmate kick and punch you until someone stops it and even if your so injured that you cant fight back cause they fracture your arms you still get put in the hole for 10 or more days that in not have officers in there that are watching all this happen and nothing can be done .. who ever is in charged of watching this incidents happen are not doing there duties.. People are being kept in jail months after months for no reasons..Set these people free already..

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