Cook County Jail Abuse Reports Probed

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http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/J/JAIL_INVESTIGATION?SITE=MABOC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT State and federal grand juries in Illinois are investigating alleged abuse of prisoners in Chicago's Cook County Jail, which is filled with more than 11,000 inmates--800 over capacity. The Associated Press notes that four years ago, more than two dozen guards with batons and dogs burst into the jail's maximum security unit. Prisoners were allegedly stripped, beaten, and stomped. Several inmates needed doctors afterward . . .

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