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A growing body of evidence suggests that it’s possible to reduce or even eliminate the use of money bail without increasing crime.
Nov 19, 2020
A coalition of organizations is hoping Michael Toomin, who is also unwilling to implement diversion programs, loses his retention election.
Oct 16, 2020
Julie Gunnigle, who is running in Maricopa County, says she supports alternatives to incarceration. But a decade ago in Illinois, she prosecuted a woman for recording phone calls and helped put her in jail for 18 months.
Aug 03, 2020
Prisoners say the jail, which has seen more than 800 confirmed cases, is a ‘death trap’ plagued by sanitary issues and a lack of testing. Their testimonies stand at stark odds with the sheriff’s office, which says it is keeping ‘staff and detainees as safe as possible.’
Apr 28, 2020
According to a complaint, police in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago, subjected Tylus Allen Jr. to invasive searches, all of which turned up nothing.
Dec 19, 2019
The mayors of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco wrap themselves in the language of progressivism, but when it comes to the criminal legal system they’re Trumpian.
Nov 04, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is partnering with a technology nonprofit to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions. Other jurisdictions could follow.
Aug 30, 2019
In Cook County, Illinois, 99 percent of defendants deemed ‘high risk’ for pretrial violence don’t reoffend.
Aug 08, 2019
A new report shows that a progressive approach, like the one advanced by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, can help decrease jail populations—and crime.
Aug 05, 2019
Jun 07, 2019
With Chicago activist Celia Colón
Adam H. Johnson
May 16, 2019
Cook County has a new contract for juvenile ankle monitors that critics say are an invasion of privacy.
Apr 08, 2019
There are more than 2,700 people on electronic monitoring in Cook County, Illinois, alone.
Feb 28, 2019
Josie and Clint talk to Cook County's head prosecutor.
Josie Duffy Rice, Clint Smith
Feb 20, 2019
No Cook County judge has lost a retention election in 28 years.
Nov 05, 2018
Judges are still setting bail at unaffordable levels, and more people are being held without bond.
Oct 05, 2018
Melissa Gira Grant
Apr 24, 2018