Chicago Community Jail Support, the volunteer mutual aid network that supports people recently released from Cook County Jail, hosts two teach-ins and volunteer training sessions on Zoom this month to guide people in how to lend a hand in meeting the needs of those who are recently incarcerated. Learn skills like setting up and breaking […]
Prisoners say the jail, which has seen more than 800 confirmed cases, is a “death trap.”
Though House Bill 4469 to turn Cook County Jail into an official polling location remains at a standstill, representatives who worked on the bill remain positive and motivated.
Bills to decriminalize pot and shrink the prison population are in purgatory while the governor and Democrats feud.
The race to be Cook County’s top prosecutor gets under way with questions about fairness and incarceration.
State’s attorney Anita Alvarez says her office will try to send people caught with small amounts of cannabis and hard drugs into treatment instead of jail.
Fact-checking Mayor Emanuel’s budget speech
In bond court, it’s better to be lucky than good.
How a medieval court system is costing you money—and compromising safety
In episode two of MTV’s Underemployed, the gang is challenged with improving Raviva’s third day of motherhood
A show of prison photographs taken by Reader contributor Lloyd DeGrane over the course of a decade.
This week’s Chicagoan: Patrick Gleason, ex-con and actor
Back and forth and then back and then forth again. Circles kinda make me dizzy and I can’t think clearly when I’m dizzy.
Not all wild men worked in a circus
Chris Brown, DJ Khaled: not actually running from the cops, no matter what you heard