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Sheriff Tom Dart says Cook County Jail, with a population of about 7,500, has become a dumping ground for the poor and mentally ill.
Cook County has implemented a mental health program for some inmates that is now a model for other U.S. jails and includes medication, doctor’s visits and group therapy.
Dart’s unconventional methods have come under scrutiny as “too soft” and some corrections officers have questioned his loyalty to staff.