Tom Dart

Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois

Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois. He has been Sheriff of Cook County for 11 years and at the Cook County Jail oversees an in-custody population of around 6,000 detainees.

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American jails and prisons have become hospitals for the mentally ill.

Imprisoning our mentally ill?

American jails and prisons have become hospitals for the mentally ill.

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