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Judge Denies Push For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The sheriff's office will be held to higher safety and sanitation standards to prevent further spread at the jail under the judge's ruling.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Worried More Cook County Jail Detainees Will Die, Caravan Calls For Mass Release

At least 387 detainees and jail staffers have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the sheriff's office.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

One Of Biggest Coronavirus Clusters In The Country Is At Cook County Jail: Report

Amid the outbreak, a push to reduce detainee Jeffery Pendleton's bond was denied. Ten days later, he died from coronavirus.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

200 Detainees And Cook County Jail Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus

Sheriff Tom Dart is using old boot camp barracks to isolate detainees as civil rights groups call for more detainees to be freed.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

More Than 100 Cook County Jail Detainees Test Positive For Coronavirus

Twelve jail staffers have also tested positive for the virus.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

38 Detainees, 6 Cook County Jail Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus

Prison reform groups want all detainees who have been assigned bond freed. But Sheriff Tom Dart said that's not possible: About 70-75 percent of detainees "are in on a violent charge."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

17 Detainees, 5 Cook County Jail Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus

As the virus continues to spread, attorneys are sharing emergency motions and prison reform groups are paying bonds to get the detainees freed.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Jail Detainees Who Can’t Afford Bond Should Be Freed, Group Says As County Works To Prevent Virus Spread

About 1,500 detainees awaiting trial are being held solely because they can’t afford to pay their bond, according to activists.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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