Video Shows Cook Co. Inmates Escape Restraints and Use Them As Weapons

Inmates at the Cook County Jail are getting out of their restraints and violently attacking other inmates – and when they’re hurt, we pay the bill!

Security footage from inside Cook County inmate transport buses show assault after assault where inmates manage to get out of their blue box restraints and use them as weapons against other inmates. CBS Chicago conducted an investigation for over 8 months, pouring over security footage to find out just how frequently these incidents happen and are reported.

Some sources told CBS it happens at least once a month, and reporters found seven recent incident reports detailing how it happens.



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