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    Wednesday, October 8, 2008

    U.S. Attorney Press Release about Torture, Medical Neglect, and Excessive Force at Cook County Jail

    The press release from July 2007 announcing that the U.S. Attorney had finished their investigation of civil rights violations at CCDOC:

    The 98 page letter to the Cook County Commissioners which describes in detail the torture, medical neglect, excessive force, and unsanitary conditions:

    Why are there no indictments? What is the use of an investigation without teeth? Where are the outraged civil rights activists? Where is the public outrage on this issue? How can we ignore murder of inmates by guards, medical neglect requiring amputations, illegal forced druggings of inmates to shut them up, and this culture of neglect, abuse, and corruption? Where are the hearings before the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the Illinois Senate and House Judiciary Committees, and the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative's Judiciary Committees? Where is the outrage from Senators Durbin (Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee), Obama, and McCain? This is an American Abu Ghraib. Where is the press?

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