The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern justice center sues Cook County officials

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 7, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

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...

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...