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Cook County Corrections Case Study

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Cook County Department of Corrections Misappropriations If you’re from Chicago, you know that crime in this city, let alone the county we live in Cook County is very high. After 72 hours spent at local police departments, people who are arrested are sent to Cook County jail to be processed; her the possible charges against them, and make bail if one has been given to them. According to theatlantic.com, there are approximately 9,000 to 11,000 inmates (male and female) currently incarcerated at Cook County. The cook county sheriff’s website agrees with those numbers and adds that 100,000 people pass through their system every year. As taxpayers, we should be considered of how much money goes to fund the cook county jail. According to the Chicago…show more content…
All of rights and privileges I have listed makes it sound like jail is ok but that isn’t the case. There’s a lot of flaws to how the funds for each of them is being misappropriated. The company that make it possible for inmates to communicate with their loved ones is called Securus. Securus has come under fire for the set phone rates they’ve made. In “Cook County phone contract cost inmates and families,” Rod Wilderboer talks about how families/friends have to choose between putting money on their Securus account to receive calls from a loved one who is incarcerated. In this article, it comes to light that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle approved the contract deal with Securus. Securus gives back more than half of the money they make from all of the calls inmates make. Calls rates are ridiculously high some can go from $5.00 to $7.00 for only 30 minutes which includes a few interruptions during each call. Compared to rates from other county jails and even state prisons these rates are too much for families and friends who want to stay in touch with their loved
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