Public defenders, especially women, are being sexually harassed while visiting defendants in lockup.
Cook County judges have been ordered to consider defendants’ ability to pay when setting bail.
The odds of winning in eviction court are stacked against tenants; a lack of transparency is part of the problem.
Adele Nicholas of Axons and Impossible Colors is also a self-employed civil rights lawyer—and she’s releasing a compilation to benefit the Chicago Community Bond Fund.
Chicago police missed more than 11,000 court dates since 2010, causing months or years of unnecessary delays for inmates awaiting trial.
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.
Officials continue to battle over who’s getting locked up in Cook County.
The bail and jail system may be a mess, but at least Timothy Evans understands the separation of powers.
How a medieval court system is costing you money—and compromising safety
Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to shrink the jail population