Cook County Public Defender Calls For The Release Of Vulnerable Inmates
A Cook County judge on Monday ordered the review of thousands of criminal cases to release non-violent and low-level offenders from jail — including those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their age or health.
The order came in response to a petition by Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli for the mass release of detainees.
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Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ criminal justice reporter