A year later, some inmates still waiting for change
Under the authority of Sheriff Tom Dart, Cook County makes people who've already been freed by a judge go back to jail to be processed out. It’s a practice that’s been called unconstitutional, and more than a year ago Dart told WBEZ he’d fix it. But little has changed. And just last week a federal judge approved a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of freed men who were sent back to jail since 2010. That includes a man named Edward Shultz for whom going back to into lockup turned out to be dangerous. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith brings us the story.