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Sheriff: 'Jails Are The New Insane Asylums'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

Jails like Cook County's are the nation's new insane asylums Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart told newsmagazine "60 Minutes" during Sunday's feature on th...

Sheriff: Near-Capacity County Jail Causing Logistics 'Nightmare'

Posted 08.22.2013 | Chicago

The Cook County Jail is just a few inmates shy of being at full capacity, creating what the sheriff is calling a logistics "nightmare." As of Wedn...

'Crisis Mode' Looming As County Jail Just 8 Inmates Shy Of Full

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

For Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, eight is (more than) enough. Dart said as of Wednesday, the county jail is just eight inmates away from full cap...

Does Preschool Help Prevent Crime?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

A group of Illinois law enforcement leaders joined forces last week to speak out against cuts to state preschool funding, claiming cutting early educa...

Cook County Jail Realities

Tom Dart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Dart

Unfortunately, the recent report on conditions at Cook County Jail failed to fully recognize the plethora of changes I've introduced in the 20 months I've been in office and the dramatic changes that even those federal inspectors recognized while touring the facility with us.