Cook County Sheriff’s Office Revises Prisoner Release Protocol | WBEZ
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Cook County Sheriff’s Office Revises Part Of Prisoner Release Protocol

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office will no longer send inmates with pending charges to state prison to be fingerprinted and photographed -- and then immediately sent back. That process is known as a “turnaround.” It occurs when inmates are sentenced to serve time in state prison, but end up serving their whole sentence in Cook County jail.

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