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Cook County Jail Near Capacity

Cook County Jail is near capacity. With summer approaching, we talk with three top county officials about what can be done on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Joining us are Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

View our interactive graphs on age and racial distribution of Cook County Jail admissions from 2012, and data on criminal offenses from 2011 and 2012.




View the graphs below for jail population data and bond court orders.