Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association investigate costly consequences of drug arrests

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Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association investigate costly consequences of drug arrests

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An investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association found tens of thousands of people jailed on low-level drug possession cases had their charges routinely dropped in Cook County, but the consequences are still costly.

Reset checks in with reporters for more details.

GUESTS: Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times reporter Casey Toner, investigative reporter for the Better Government Association