Cook County sheriff says jail nearly full

2013-03-20T18:00:00Z Cook County sheriff says jail nearly fullThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 20, 2013 6:00 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the Cook County jail is nearly full and he's worried about what the busy summer months will bring for the Chicago facility.

Dart said it will be "a humongous problem'' for him in June, July and August. The jail was 96 percent full last week. The population was 9,721. Capacity is 10,150.

Dart says there are more inmates because of Chicago's homicide rate and a crackdown on gun crimes and other violence.

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  1. benster
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    benster - March 21, 2013 9:31 am
    don't worry sheriff; our illustrious illinois govenor will open the doors and flood the streets with early releases !

    and then the next day he will be asking you why the crime rate is so hight !
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