There is a reason that European nations have so few people who are in jail. They know that punishment is useless if it means repeat visits to prison as inmates. They know that near every person can be rehabilitated and become a productive law-abiding citizen. They know that not all violations of law require throwing people in jail, especially when they are among the less affluent and socially marginalized. Finally, an American prison takes a humanistic step forward!
At one of the largest jails in the U.S., Sheriff Tom Dart sees his job as not just keeping people in jail, but helping some of them get out. … Learn Why …
Half of the inmates shouldn’t be here, says Cook County sheriff
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.
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