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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Demolition of Underutilized Jail Buildings

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Declaring it a keystone achievement in their public safety reform efforts to reduce the jail population and right-size facilities, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced today that several jail buildings on the Department of Corrections campus are being demolished.

Reducing the number of buildings on the campus recognizes the collective efforts of Cook County criminal justice stakeholders to reduce the jail’s population to its lowest level since 1991, as well as provide cost savings for the County and its taxpayers.

Sustained reduction in the jail population will allow . . .

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