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Formerly a hellish, brutal lockup, Cook County jail now known for mental health care
CHICAGO — Deep within the Cook County jail, white-walled dormitories have replaced steel-barred cells. In a division of the jail known as the Residential Treatment Unit, jailers are trained to act more like therapists than guards.
Pritzker Reviewing How Prisons Investigate Inmate Deaths, But Won’t Commit To Transparency Bill
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzer is refusing to say if he would support a bill that would require transparency around prison deaths.
Mysterious Prison Deaths In Illinois Linked To ‘Unknown Substance’ And Falsified Documents
In September 2018, three men mysteriously died in the same area of a downstate Illinois prison — in just three days.