Rev. Jesse Jackson demands changes for inmates at Cook County Jail
December 26, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says a lawsuit will be filed against Cook County demanding changes in the way jail prisoners are handled.
''It becomes a jail hotel, like a home shelter, and they [inmates] are being held without a charge. Also, when they come to court, they spend more time in jail, that is inhumane,'' Jackson said.
Jackson said he will make the case that those prisoners locked up for non-violent charges should be released and put on a monitor and obtain job-skills training.
Jackson celebrated Christmas with the inmates on Wednesday.
jesse jackson, chicago news
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