Cook County Jail
Humanizing Portraits of Mentally Ill Inmates at Cook County Jail
The jail has become the largest mental health care provider in the US.
A Chicago Chef Is Rehabilitating Inmates One Pizza at a Time
If you pick up a knife Bruno Abate’s kitchen, you’ll notice that it’s chained to the counter. That is because this culinary school operates in the basement of Division 11 of Cook County Jail in Chicago.
What Life Is Like Inside the Massive Jail That Doubles as Chicago's Largest Mental Health Facility
Talking to inmates and employees at one of the biggest jails in America.
This Chicago Jail Farm Grows Tomatoes and Restaurant Cooks
The Sherriff’s Garden program at Cook County Jail allows nonviolent felons to maintain a two-acre farm, complete with a beehive, while preparing them to re-enter society as well as the job market.
Crime & Drugs
Meet Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, the Man Who Runs America's Largest Mental Healthcare Provider
When Sheriff Dart took over the Cook County Jail, he didn’t expect that he would eventually be responsible for administering what has become the largest mental healthcare provider in the country.