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The Cook County Jail, located on 96 acres (39 hectares) in Cook County, Illinois, is the largest single site jail in the United States. Located at 2700 South California Avenue in the city of Chicago, it houses about 6500 prisoners and employs 3900 law enforcement officials and 7000 civilian employees. The jail has held ...


Cook County Jail Detainee Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child. January 19, 2018. A maximum security Cook County Jail detainee has been charged after an investigation found he indecently exposed himself during a visit in view of a child, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. According to the investigation, on  ...


Please be advised that the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) has instituted a new visitation policy. Any individuals wishing to visit an inmate MUST complete and submit a Visitor Application to the CCDOC. Visitor Applications may be obtained and submitted at the following locations: Cook County Sheriff's ...


Locate an Inmate. The Cook County Sheriff offers an online inmate locator service. Click below to go to the Sheriff's website and locate an inmate. Cook County Sheriff Inmate Locator · Sheriff ...


Dec 17, 2017 ... After a decade-long reform effort, Cook County Jail in Chicago is now being described as a model facility. Walk through the jail complex to see what has changed.


12 hours ago ... A fight broke out Friday afternoon on a bus transporting Cook County Sheriff's detainees on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The Cook County Department of Corrections transport bus was returning to the Cook County Jail from the Markham Courthouse when five detainees on the bus started fighting, according  ...


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Feb 16, 2018 ... CHICAGO -- On Thursday, WGN aired video of several Cook County Jail inmates applauding as the man accused of killing a Chicago police commander walked by their holding cell. Now, WGN Investigates has learned those inmates have been shipped to the southern tip of Illinois.


Dec 22, 2017 ... Sheriff's officials say the population has dropped below 6000 inmates in Cook County Jail for the first time in decades.