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Cook County Jail runs out of electronic monitoring equipment

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The effort to reduce the population at Cook County Jail to slow the spread of the coronavirus hit another snag when the sheriff announced that he has run out of electronic monitoring bracelets that…

Federal judge orders social distancing inside Cook County Jail

Staff Report CHICAGO - A federal judge on Monday ordered Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart to implement social-distancing measures for people incarcerated at the county jail. With few exceptions, Judge Matthew Kennelly’s order dictates that…

Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape in landmark #MeToo case

By Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from…