With Cook County Jail At Near-Full Capacity, Sheriff Says 'The Logistics Part Is A Nightmare'
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:13
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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The Cook County Jail is just a few inmates shy of being at full capacity, creating what the sheriff is calling a logistics "nightmare."
As of Wednesday, the Cook County Jail was at 98 percent capacity, housing more than 10,000 people, 680 of them living in cramped minimum security dorms, according to ABC Chicago. That's a higher population than the jail has seen in six years.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the sheer volume of inmates poses huge logistical challenges. "Just trying to move people and feed them is a nightmare," Dart said.
In July, however, Dart told CBS the spike in summer crime