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There’s good and bad news for Cook County's troubled jail system. Paris Schutz has more on the changing landscape of the Cook County criminal justice system amid some political hardball between top county officials. What progress is being made?

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Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is now officially in the custody of the Federal Prison Bureau. Yesterday, he tried to report early to the federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, but was turned away. Elizabeth Brackett and her guests unravel what happened, and what the 48-year-old will face during his two-and-a-half year term.

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Toni Preckwinkle

A new plan to reform Cook County's bond court system could mean fewer inmates at County Jail. We hear from Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chief Judge Tim Evans.

Collaborative policy addresses unique needs of "vulnerable population"

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No one questions Mimi on the street about her appearance, she says, but there is an exception -- when she has to show her I.D. Mimi says she committed Medicaid fraud to hide her identity, but now she sits in Cook County Jail. A post-operative transsexual, Mimi is considered at-risk in jail.

Immigration Policy

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Should Cook County ignore a request by federal immigration officials to keep illegal immigrants in jail longer? We hear some of your thoughts in tonight's Viewer Mail.

Marijuana Possession

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The debate over decriminalizing marijuana lit up our studio last week. We hear what you had to say about it when we read some viewer mail.

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