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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chicago Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says his jail has turned into housing for the Mentally Ill - video interview

Windy City Live on Chicago's ABC7 had Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart as a guest on Aug 6th, Sheriff Dart discussed the on going issue of jailing of people with disabilities, Since Illinois closed its state run homes, institutions, for the mentally ill, law enforcement officers have turned into their care takers, not just in Illinois but throughout the country...

As Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart has brought an aggressive, yet innovative approach to law enforcement.

A former prosecutor and state legislator, Sheriff Dart has long fought to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

For more info, visit the Cook County Sheriff's Office's website.

Follow him @tomdart on Twitter for updates.

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