County Job Action?
- The Cook County Jail was placed on lockdown Sunday morning due to low staffing levels.
The lockdown is “for officer safety,” allowing inmates to move only for medical reasons, emergencies and visitation, according to an alert on the Cook County sheriff’s office website.
Inmates scheduled for discharge will also be processed.
“Regular divisional movement, programs and operations will be restored as soon as staffing levels reach the normal level,” the alert said.
Supposedly, this is tied into the recent Dart release of video he claims is "controversial," when in reality, even Anita Alvarez won't touch these videos because they show inmates attacking corrections officers and the resultant mayhem. Also, there have been numerous controversial firings by Dart's board - all reversed and reinstated with back pay. And this ties into the unfortunately high suicide rate of Cook County corrections officers that we touched on months ago. All in all, a very unhappy workplace and the officers are responding the only way they can.