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January 16, 2018

Jail Population: 8,318 – Behind the Walls: 6,157 – Community Corrections: 2,161

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Detainee Charged with Threatening Assistant Public Defender

January 12, 2018

A Cook County Jail detainee has been charged with threatening his public defender, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. According to a Sheriff’s Office investigation, at approximately the 11 a.m. on Jan. 10, detainee Michael Roberson, 34, threatened his assistant public... [Read More]

Sheriff’s Office Uncovers Gun Stash House

January 11, 2018

While on patrol and conducting compliance checks in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, Sheriff’s police discovered a gun stash house with a cache of weapons, including two stolen shotguns. On Jan. 9, Sheriff’s officers were checking on the status of a person be... [Read More]