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Cook County jail overcrowding: inmate population almost at maximum capacity

March 3, 2013
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Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned because the while the jail is not yet at capacity right now, the Cook County jail population swells during the summer months when more offenders are arrested. The highest-ever number of prisoners was 11,000 in the year 2002. The overcrowding led to inmates sleeping on concrete floors and trading off […]

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