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Rev. Jackson raises concerns about lengthy jail time

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Reverend Jesse Jackson and other community leaders toured the Cook County Jail expressing concern about conditions there.

Reverend Jesse Jackson and other community leaders toured the Cook County Jail expressing concern about conditions there.

Reverend Jesse Jackson and other community leaders toured the Cook County Jail expressing concern about lengthy jail stays for some inmates.

Jackson says many people spend from one to five years behind bars before their trials.

"Some of them, I want tom Dart to address this, actually leave here, go to the penitentiary and are sent back the same day because they've been here longer than they would go to jail," he said.

Jackson has said a lawsuit would be filed over conditions at the jail and he repeated that Thursday.

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