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Inmates at risk of substance abuse are given an overdose-reversing drug as they leave detention.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is criticizing Cook County’s bail bond system.

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Some Cook County jail detainees will be getting a little extra help when leaving the jail.

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Big cuts are coming to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, including nearly 400 jail guards. “We had no way to plan for this,” said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

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Cook County has approved hundreds of low-dollar legal settlements in connection with conditions at the Cook County Jail.

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With a two-year decline in jail population, Cook County is demolishing some older jail buildings that once housed inmates.

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Instead of getting arrested by Chicago police, some offenders will be diverted to a new mental health triage center on the South Side. Why city and county officials hope it helps keep people out of jail.

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We bring you part two of our story on a program that aims to stop the revolving door of the criminal justice system – from inside the Cook County Jail.

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Should the practice of assigning bail to defendants go away? Why a growing group of stakeholders and public officials say most defendants should simply be let out for free.

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For many young men inside the Cook County Jail, violence on the streets is a daily reality. But a new program based at the jail aims to change that reality.

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Four parents sued Cook County because their sons were held in juvenile detention for days without a hearing. Now that common practice is changing. Assessing the impact of that move.

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Meet the author of a new book that takes an in-depth look at the challenges the justice system poses for minority defendants.

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The Cook County Sheriff's Office is finding a way to keep certain criminal defendants at home and on the job, instead of in jail while they await trial. Brandis Friedman takes a look at how a two-year pilot program designed to release inmates jailed for low-level offenses is working so far.

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Archbishop Blase Cupich, Sheriff Tom Dart

Archbishop Blase Cupich heard prayer requests and offered blessings to inmates Tuesday morning during a private tour of Cook County Jail with Sheriff Tom Dart.

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Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, is the new director of the Cook County Jail. She joins us in conversation.

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A former jail inmate alleges he was denied food and access to a bed or shower for days at a time in this latest complaint.