Former U. Chicago student, shot by police, has COVID-19 symptoms in Cook County jail

Charles Thomas has been denied bond twice since mid-March, even as judges and prosecutors have said publicly that they are doing everything they can to release people from the jail.

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Prisoner Review Board delays parole rehearing for two elderly inmates as COVID-19 spreads behind bars

After parole rehearings are requested for two men one vote short of winning parole, advocates fear relief may come too late.

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Elderly inmates are at high risk for coronavirus. Why are there so many of them in Illinois’s prisons?

Elderly and Ill IDOC inmates

Older inmates have mostly been left behind by criminal justice reforms. Now, after one inmate has already died from COVID-19, more than two thousand of them are at serious risk.

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Track the coronavirus cases inside Cook County jail

As the coronavirus spreads inside the Cook County jail, Injustice Watch is tracking the number of cases and the population inside.

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As coronavirus spreads in Cook County jail, 300 people have been released

Data shows people are still being booked into the jail, even as 17 detainees and four correctional officers have tested positive so far for the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Activists demand courts release detainees amid COVID-19 concerns

Chief Cook County Judge Timothy Evans in October 201. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

In an open letter to Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, reform advocates are demanding the release of as many detainees as possible in order to mitigate risks related to the new coronavirus.

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Pennsylvania death row inmate deemed “likely innocent” shows virus symptoms

A Pennsylvania inmate whom the Philadelphia prosecutor has concluded is “likely innocent” has symptoms of coronavirus as he remains incarcerated, awaiting a hearing that was postponed amid precautions related to the outbreak.

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