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The Cook County Jail

The Cook County Jail on Chicago’s Southwest Side has about 5,560 detainees.

Manuel Martinez

The Cook County Jail

The Cook County Jail on Chicago’s Southwest Side has about 5,560 detainees.

Manuel Martinez

New Chicago Tribune investigation uncovers the glacial pace of justice in Cook County

Experts say the pace of prosecuting murder cases are at a near standstill in Cook County, causing harm to multiple parties along the way.

The Cook County Jail on Chicago’s Southwest Side has about 5,560 detainees.

Manuel Martinez

   

An investigation from the Chicago Tribune shows how a cascade of failures within the Cook County criminal justice system leads to most murder cases taking four years to complete, with some lasting up to or more than a decade.

Reset talks with the reporters behind “Stalled Justice,” a Chicago mother who’s still seeking justice in her son’s death and a group that helps the families of homicide victims.

GUESTS: Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune enterprise reporter covering city violence and the criminal justice system

Joe Mahr, Chicago Tribune investigative reporter

Shapearl Wells, mother of Courtney Copeland, host of the Somebody podcast from the Invisible Institute

JaShawn Hill, executive director, Chicago Survivors

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