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  • Linda Shelton 11:49 pm on December 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: address, Cook County Department of Corrections, , documents, investigators, money, phone numbers, proof you were there, , records, social workers   

    What is the address and phone number of the jail? 


    Location:
    2700 South California Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60608

    Contact us:
    (773) 674-5245 (automated help line)
    (773) 674-7100 (main telephone number)

    Other Important Telephone numbers:

    Business Office: (773) 674-6866

    Legal Office: (773) 674-7683 – THEY ACCEPT SUBPOENAS WHEN YOU SUE THEM
    NOT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CHARGES OR CASES – THIS IS THE SHERIFF’S ATTORNEY

    Office of the Executive Director (Warden): (773) 674-2859

    Program Services: (773) 674-6815 = SOCIAL WORKERS, LIBRARIAN

    Records Department: (773) 674-5200 TO OBTAIN PROOF YOU WERE IN JAIL

    Training Academy: (708) 974-5700 SO YOU WANT TO BE A SHERIFF?

    Trust Accounts (Where they hold your money) / Personal Property: (773) 674-6864

     
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      • Linda Shelton 10:42 pm on January 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for your kind comments!

  • Linda Shelton 3:42 pm on July 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: class action suit, , Cook County Department of Corrections, , lawsuit and cook county jail, strip search suit   

    Class action law suits against Cook County Jail 


    Cook County paid $55 million in damages to persons who were illegally stripped searched at Cook County Jail. The deadline to be included in this suit was January 2011.  It is too late to be included now if you are  a person who falls under this class action suit.

    There were two classes of persons who were able to get a small compensation as a result of this suit:

    Class I: All males who were subjected to a strip search and/or visual body cavity search as a new detainee at the Cook County Jail between January 30, 2004 and March 30, 2009; and/or

    Class II: All people (male and female) charged with only a misdemeanor or lesser offense not involving drugs or weapons who were subjected to a strip search and/or visual body cavity search as a new detainee at the Cook County Jail between January 30, 2004 and March 30, 2009.

    The details about this class action suit can be found here: http://www.topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/916-cook-county-jail-illegal-strip-search-settlement-

     
    • Anthony rivera 12:11 am on July 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Need a lawer to suit the county jail I was beatin by the sherifs

      • Linda Shelton 12:13 am on August 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Please inform me about the details – who, what, where why, circumstances of beating – the attorneys I refer to have asked me to gather this information and discuss it with the potential client first before referring the potential client to them.

        Suing requires the 3 Ds – duty (A duty not to hurt you and to protect you from other inmates and to follow the rules), dereliction of duty (a failure to perform the duty), and damages (more than minimal damages – for example if the injury is only minor bruising or a bruised ego or minor defamation because they were swearing at you, then you cannot sue as the damages are not present).

        Please tell me what damages you suffered.

        Then attorneys will only take a suit for damages (called a tort) if the potential award (money) will cover the cost of the suit. This means if you can only get a small award such as $10,000 they will not take the case because it will cost them more than the client will recover.

        Therefore, send me the details to my e-mail and lets discuss your situation by e-mail to make sure it is a suit that has potential to win a large enough amount to cover costs. My e-mail is picepil@aol.com

        • Linda Shelton 12:16 am on August 2, 2011 Permalink

          Do not give me your name in these comments. Only give me personal information at my e-mail address above.

          No legal advice is given on this site. The author is NOT an attorney. She is free to give her opinion as to what she would do concerning legal matters or if they occurred to her and what she thinks a lawyer would do, but this is not legal advice and you should consult an attorney. All information is spiritual, layman opinion, informational and educational only. This author makes no warranty as to its accuracy.

        • JUAN BOOKER20060099546DOC# 3:04 pm on January 21, 2013 Permalink

          IN AUGUST 2009 ON D1 IN DIV 1 I WAS A VICTIM OF A BRUTAL STABBING ASSAULT IN WHICH WE WERE ALREADY ON A LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN (NO MOVEMENT EXCEPT CO’S) MY CELL WAS POPPED OPEN BY A CO ON 11-7 SHIFT AND INMATES RAN IN MY CELL STABBING ME IN THE HEAD SHOULDER RIGHT HAND. RESULTING IN ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL STABBINGS THE DIVISION EVER SAW IN WHICH 8 GUYS GOING TO OUTSIDE HOSPITAL (JOHN STROGER OR MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL) HOW INMATES GOT OUT OF THERE CELLS ONLY THE CO KNOWS HOW CAUSE HE POPPED THE DOORS. HE DIDINT FOLLOW THE LEVEL 4 PROCEDURE DURING WHICH HE ALLOWED THE DETAINEES TO PASS OUT BREAKFAST TRAYS RESULTIN IN MY INJURIES IN WHICH THEY COVERED UP BY STATING IN THE REPORTS ALL INMATES POPPED OUT OF THEIR CELLS WHEN THEY CAME IN AND CHECKED ALL DOORS AS THEY DO MAKIN SURE NO ONE COULD. WE WERE ALL MACED KICKED AND BEATING BY NUMEROUS OFFICERS CITING WE WERE MAKING THIER JOBS HARDER

    • Nomad Johnson 1:10 am on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I was part of the strip search settlement and I’m glad the lawyers were able to give some justice to the numerous victims of unlawful practices. Chicago is the most crooked city in the world. The jail reflects the status perfectly. The inmates literally run the jail by doing all the labor for $2 a day (which is taxed, believe it or not). If all the inmates refused to work for just one day, the jail would not function. But, at the same time, the inmates would subsequently not be fed and other basic necessities would be forfeited. I found 2 more class action lawsuits in the mail when I left CCJ for the 2nd time this April. One was for lost property as the Correctional Officers frequently robbed incoming inmates of cash and valuables. The 2nd was for the refusal of dental care while incarcerated. Cook County Jail is no joke. Don’t do the crime if you can’t handle the time. Thank you Linda for caring about the victims of the most Crooked County in America and possibly the world. It’s people like you who restore my faith in humanity. I am forever grateful.

    • Nicholas Crawford 10:35 am on September 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I would like to know what happen wit the medical lawsuit

      • Linda Shelton 11:41 am on September 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Which medical lawsuit are you inquiring about? There is a suit pending about lack of dental care. There is no decision on that one yet.

        • Felipe 4:23 pm on October 30, 2012 Permalink

          Is there any other medical lawsuits pending. Also I was awarded money for the strip search settlement ,which if I am correct was from 3-2004 to 2009. My question is that in that period I was in there twice. From 5-2002 through 6-2004, also from 2-13-2007 to 1-2008. But i feel I should of receive more than the amount awarded too me.

        • Linda Shelton 9:39 am on October 31, 2012 Permalink

          You would have to contact the attorney for the Plaintiff. There is nothing else you can do as you have no standing alone as you were represented by this attorney. You cannot get another attorney because you were represented by the Plaintiff’s attorney.

        • Nicholas Crawford 12:40 pm on October 31, 2012 Permalink

          I was asking about the dental care lawsuit.

        • jen 1:38 pm on December 19, 2012 Permalink

          hi linda. i was trying to find out the name of the law firm that is handling both cases regarding the dental AND the property. I am unfortunatly one of the many VICTIMS of the jail’s misconduct and poor decisions.I have received both letters from this law firm but i accidently threw them out and I cannot remember the name of the lawyers handling this matter. If anyone can help please email me at peeperpeeper@aol.com. Thank you all.

        • Linda Shelton 2:16 pm on December 19, 2012 Permalink

          See my just published page at the right on my blog about class action suits and contact the law firm of Morrissey listed under the dental suit. I can’t find the property suit yet. Ask them if they are involved in that and if so please inform me.

    • Linda Shelton 12:42 pm on October 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t have any further information about the lawsuit concerning dental care at this time.

      • celsey brazeau 3:58 pm on November 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I was told that there is a law suit going on for i believe division 3 housing ward. My husband was housed there for a while and i was told that the building was suppose to be condemned and the inmates were not suppose to stay there. If there is a law suit going on where can i get more information about it?

        • Linda Shelton 4:31 pm on November 1, 2012 Permalink

          You can go to the federal district court on Dearborn downtown Chicago, 20th floor and use their computers for free to look up cases. Obviously the COok County SHeriff would be a defendant so you can use that as a search term. Good luck! If you find info, please share it with us, particularly the name of the attorney handling the Plaintiff’s cases if there is one.

    • mike 12:46 am on December 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      is there a lawsuit against cook county jail for the personal property that was lost and they said they could not find. they were sending people along with myself out with other peoples clothes and the only stuf they could find was your wallet and money and jewelery and things like that but your clothes were nowhere to be found but they had stacks of jeans coats and shoes to give you to leave with.

      • Linda Shelton 6:11 pm on December 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I am not aware of any lawsuit. You can go on the jail web site and get info how to make a complaint to get compensated for lost belongings. Unfortunately you have to prove you had them with you and how much you paid for them. This is nearly impossible without witnesses as to what you were wearing and receipts from the stores from where you bought your clothes or photos or videos of what you were wearing the day you were arrested with receipts from the jail the day they took your clothes. They generally do not give you a receipt for your clothes. It is a racket. Anything valuable like jewelry, computers, etc will be “lost” but likely stolen and sold by corrupt officers to make more money. If you were arrested by Chicago or other police they may have a copy of an inventory slip as to what was taken from you and if you can trace where the property was sent like get a signed receipt slip from the police that turned it over to the sheriff staff that the police should keep to prove they truned it over to the sheriff and then a receipt from the sheriff courtroom services staff at the courtroom where you were taken for a bond hearing that is signed and says that the jail sheriff staff signed for it proving that t he courtroom services staff turned it over to the sheriff jail staff, then you can file a complaint with the sheriff’s offce. The sheriff staff have stolen two of my driver’s licenses, a down expensive coat, two light coats, gloves, scarves, my bifocals, and change that the courtroom services staff failed to write on the inventory form. I have recovered nothing for all this even though several times I tried to get all these receipts and proof. It is nearly impossible. Sheriff staff in courtroom services and the jail intake clearly are ripping off a lot of property. Note that the evidence inventory sheriff in the main criminal courtroom was caught after decades stealing drugs and selling drugs so you can see the quality of our Sheriff staff. Sheriff Dart is totally ineffective at solving the issue of stolen detainees property and corruption of his staff.

    • mike urban 1:37 pm on December 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      is there a lawsuit regarding the lost / stolen property at cook county jail?

      • Linda Shelton 11:46 am on December 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Look at my new page on class action suits at the jail at the right side of this blog’s home page

    • cyndi 12:30 pm on December 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      do you know of any information about the dental care lawsuit, if so would you please let me know.thank you

      • Linda Shelton 2:26 pm on December 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Look at my new page on class action suits at the jail at the right side of this blog’s home page

    • jennifer nejad 12:53 pm on December 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      hello. I am so happy that i found this website. I was wondering how i can find out who my lawyers are ( what law firm has been assigned to me). I was in division 4 from jan 30th 2011 – feb. 23 2011. and i had received 2 different letters from a local law firm based in Chicago about me being involved in 2 different class action law suits against Cook County Dep. of Corrections. 1. was for the LOST PROPERTY and the 2nd was for the DENTAL care, ( a lack of… ) and I had accidently threw out those letters. Is there any way you can help me please. you can email me and ill also keep checking this site. Thanks.

  • Linda Shelton 5:08 am on July 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cook County Department of Corrections, , handicapped parking, parking, parking meters, pay boxes   

    Parking at cook county jail 


    The jail has street parking only on california and on 26th street. On California you will be ticketed or towed between 4-6 pm so don’t park at that time. There is plenty of parking on the streets behind and to the side of the large parking lot on the east side of California and 26th St.

    You must pay for street parking about $2.00 per hour using quarters or a credit card.  The pay boxes are located at intervals around the block and you must put a receipt in your window or you will get a ticket.  There are no individual parking spaces and parking meters have all been removed.

    Don’t get confused that there are no parking meters.  You still have to pay for parking at the pay boxes and put the receipt into your car window.

    A company was contracted with to provide and maintain the pay boxes and the City got ripped off in the deal (they received millions up front, but far less than the total contract over decades is worth).

    Handicapped parking is not available. You must park on the streets. Yes it is illegal for the city to fail to provide handicapped parking spaces near the jail, but the City of Chicago and the Cook County Courts hold themselves above the law and IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, whose job it is to enforce federal laws pertaining to handicapped persons parking and accommodations has refused to enforce the law.

    Only prosecutors, prosecution witnesses, people undergoing exam in the forensic psychiatry clinic on the 10th floor of the court services building, and employees can park in the parking garage or use the handicapped spaces in the parking garage.

    The parking garage is not big enough to accommodate all persons who come to the jail and courthouse.

    Defense witnesses, defense attorneys, and family members or people viewing trials from the gallery must  park on the street or in the private expensive parking lot on the NW corner of 26th & California.

     
    • Sharon Baker-Johnson 1:57 pm on December 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      As of 12/1/12, parking on the street is now $1.75 an hr., max. 4 hrs. People checking for expired receipts on the car windshields are diligent.

  • Linda Shelton 5:42 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cook County Department of Corrections, , correctional billing services, phone calls from jail   

    How much will the detainee’s collect call to me cost me? 


    If you accept a collect call from the jail on your home land telephone line or if you set up a prepaid collect call service to a cell phone, etc. you can use the following link to calculate the cost of the phone call.

    Go to the web site for Correctional Billing Services here and plug in your phone number and the number 15 for minutes. Phone calls are limited to 15 minutes. You can put in ANY Cook County Jail Division if you don’t know which division in which your family member is housed as the rates should be the same for all divisions.

    The cost is $2.71 connection charge plus 12-15cents for the first minute and 11-14 cents for each additional minute for a total of about $4.89 for a 15 minute phone call from the Chicago area to the jail.  Long distance of course is more expensive.

    About a third of the time is wasted with automatic messages telling you this is a call from the jail and don’t let yourself be used to forward calls for an inmate lying about emergencies, etc.

    There are hidden additional costs including:

    $2.49 added to your phone bill per month for a “bill statement fee”.

    $6.95 charge if you pay your bill by Western Union, or with a credit or debit card.

    There is no fee if you pay the bill by mailing a check or money order to them or if you pay on-line using direct payment from your checking or savings account.

    Out-of-State calls have added an additional $2.99 for out of state calling.

    I do NOT guarantee these rates. This is just how I, who am NOT an expert at this am interpreting what the company is stating on their web site here.

     
  • Linda Shelton 5:07 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: address CCJ, address cook county jail, Cook County Department of Corrections, , mail for inmates   

    How do I write to an inmate? 


    What is the address for a detainee?
    What is the address of the jail?
    Where do I send mail for a detainee?

    The mailing address for sending letters to detainees is:

    P.O. Box 089002
    Chicago, Illinois 60608
    Be sure to include with the address the detainees name and I.D. number.
    (I.D. #’s can be retrieved from automated system 773-869-5245 or on the web site at inmate search.

    The address to visit is:

    Different for every division. You enter at the door to their division. Between 26th and 31st St on S. California Ave or just W of California on 31st St you will find the entrances to the division which are marked on signs outside the divisions. Division 5 and Cermak and all women’s divisions are entered by the Big White Gate 1/2 block south of 26th St. on the West side of California.
     
    • Jessika 6:32 pm on January 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Magnificent. I agree.

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