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We lock up too many people

By at April 2, 2013 | 8:55 am | 1 Comments

We lock up too many people

By Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  Originally published in the April 2, 2013 edition of ChicagoTribune.com As new policing strategies and legislation are being considered to address gun violence in Chicago, decisions can't be made solely through the lens of police response. Instead, they should be viewed through the broader more...

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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

By at December 10, 2012 | 1:13 pm | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the start of a major construction project at the Cook County Department of Corrections and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) that will improve building standards, increase energy efficiency and realize significant energy savings. The three-year, $34 million dollar project will replace critical more...

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County jail to expand HIV testing

By at August 28, 2012 | 9:13 am | 0 Comment

County jail to expand HIV testing

From the Tuesday, August 28th edition of chicagotribune.com: "Every day about 200 people pass through the doorways of the Cook County Jail to have their clothes inspected, their pictures taken and their backgrounds checked. Now the incarcerated face one more examination: an HIV test. The Cook County Jail is testing everyone who goes through the intake process more...

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