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NATO protester accused of punching a Chicago Police officer freed.... Said he had a great time at the County Jail... Sheriff Dart permitted “teach ins” and sit ins.” where the protestors lectured staff and inmates about the Occupy movement....“It was awesome,” he said of his brief incarceration here.
Number of inmates spikes due to court slowdown during NATO - Sheriff Tom Dart takes many inmates home so Aunt Bea can cook them chicken
A slowdown in court activity during the NATO Summit contributed to a spike in the number of inmates being held in the Cook County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
Prisoners who normally would have been sent to prison, released on bond or freed when their cases were dismissed stayed in jail waiting for a hearing scheduled after the May 19-20 summit, said Frank Bilecki, a spokesman for Sheriff Tom Dart.
Nearly 9,500 inmates were in the jail after the weekend summit — about 150 more than a week earlier, Bilecki said.
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