The man was one of two who received stiff penalties for contempt from Judge Vincent Gaughan recently.
Independent justice system observers rate the Cook County state’s attorney a year into her term.
Public defenders, especially women, are being sexually harassed while visiting defendants in lockup.
Experts debate whether computerized risk-assessment will mitigate or exacerbate alleged racial and class biases among Cook County judges.
Illinois law already prohibits fixed bail, and the poor are disproportionately jailed anyway.
The race to be Cook County’s top prosecutor gets under way with questions about fairness and incarceration.
In an interview at the Hideout, the Cook County sheriff discusses the intersection between mental illness and the jail.
The bail and jail system may be a mess, but at least Timothy Evans understands the separation of powers.
In bond court, it’s better to be lucky than good.
How a medieval court system is costing you money—and compromising safety
Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to shrink the jail population