The Daily Northwestern

Srivastava: Electronic monitoring isn’t positive prison reform for Cook County

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Feb. 22, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart issued a letter to Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle claiming that the recent increase in electronic monitoring programming for local defendants awaiting trial poses a threat to...

Cook County jail nears capacity

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, State

As the Cook County Department of Corrections nears 100 percent capacity, county officials are trying to raise public awareness of the issue and its potential consequences. The high jail population is particularly worrisome...