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Federal Judge Finds Massive Civil Rights Violations At Cook County Jail

Torture… From the newswire: "Federal Judge Matthew F. Kennelly made summary judgment rulings in favor of several hundred thousand former inmates at Cook County Jail in the largest-ever class action suit about strip searches of inmates.

According to one attorney: "The judge's finding shows that the Cook County Jail violated the constitutional rights of inmates approximately half a million times," with rampant unsanitary conditions, intimidation with guard dogs, group strip searches, often without regard to the degree of charges faced. Read more


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