Cook County, Il., Accused in Suit Charging Illegal Bail System

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Thousands of impoverished people, especially African Americans, are being illegally locked up before trial in Cook County because they are too poor to be able to post bond, a new lawsuit contends, reports InjusticeWatch.org in Chicago. The complaint, filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of two jail inmates, contends that judges and Sheriff Tom Dart violate . . .

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