Chicago prisoners terrorized by guards

Chicago prisoners terrorized by guards

From the Chicago Tribune, who broke the story

“There’s only one thing more outrageous than reports that a select squad of 40 Cook County Jail guards systematically beat, kicked, stomped and terrorized inmates with unmuzzled dogs one night in 1999.

It’s that the allegations come as no surprise.”

In another incident

“Seventeen months after a team of 40 guards at Cook County Jail allegedly terrorized and beat inmates, another group of guards punched and kicked five other inmates while they were shackled, according to two former jail guards.”

This is torture, plain and simple – there’s no other word for it. The Chicago Tribune is calling for a federal special prosecutor.


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