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

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

March 7, 2018

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...

Lawsuit filed against Cook County for ‘excessive’ bails

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 21, 2016

Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two men currently imprisoned in the Cook County jail against Sheriff Thomas Dart and several judges over “excessive” bail. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs are seeking to...

Northwestern attorneys present closing arguments in Cook County Jail lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Northwestern lawyers presented closing arguments last week in a suit they filed against Cook County officials over conditions at the county’s jail, where they allege “a culture of brutality and lawlessness” exists in the...

Northwestern justice center sues Cook County officials

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 7, 2014

Lawyers from Northwestern’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center are suing Cook County officials and employees on behalf of Cook County Jail inmates. The lawsuit alleges a “culture of brutality and lawlessness...