How to cook your steak, a new study shows
Cook County Jail, a maximum-security prison in Chicago, is known for having some of the most brutal, and sometimes torturous, inmate treatment, according to a recent report by Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The study looked at more than 2,000 inmates at the facility between 2007 and 2012, and it found that some of those inmates were beaten, threatened, or even killed for attempting to cook food.
One inmate, for example, was locked in a freezer for three weeks without food because his hands and feet were so badly bruised that the jail food cook was able to use a makeshift knife to cut into his fingers.
Another inmate was locked up for six months after he refused to remove his shoes from the freezer.
The inmate who died in the freezing, cold winter was also the result of a “nonlethal assault,” according to the report.
“We found that in all but the most extreme circumstances, inmates had been physically and mentally assaulted, with a range of physical injuries that included fractures, blunt force trauma, burns, and hypothermia,” the report stated.
It added that at least 10 of the inmates had lost limbs, and the inmate who survived the freezing ordeal was left with a “fatal, non-injury head injury.”
According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, more than 1,000 people were arrested in Cook County during the study period, including a handful of murderers and other violent offenders.
According to Cook County records, at least 11 inmates died in jail over the course of the study.
The sheriff’s office has since been working to reform the jail and improve its treatment of inmates, but the Cook report highlighted one of the many ways that prison guards are still allowed to violate inmates’ rights.
Cook County’s Cook County Correctional Facility in Cook, Ill.
(Photo: Mark Kauzlarich, AP)Cook County Jail’s current facility has the highest death rate in the country, with more than a third of the county’s inmates dying in jail, according the Cook study.
Cook county has had one of America’s highest homicide rates, and in 2015, the jail received the most death threats in the nation, according a Cook County report.
Many inmates who were beaten and threatened are still housed in Cook Correctional Center, according an inmate who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he feared retaliation.
In one instance, an inmate reported to prison authorities that his hands were tied behind his back for two hours because the guards did not let him eat food for an entire day.
“I could hear the sounds of banging on the door.
Then I realized I could no longer feel my hands,” the inmate told the AP.
“Then, I started to scream.
I was screaming, ‘I don’t want to die.
I want to live.'”
The inmate was taken to the hospital where he died.
The inmates who died were all in Cook’s maximum-status, medium-security jail.
According the study, the Cook Correctional Facility had a violent crime rate of more than 100 per 100,000 prisoners in 2016, compared to about 18 per 100 million in other prisons.
In 2016, Cook Correctional Prison had about 4,800 inmates.
Cook Correctional has an inmate population of approximately 4,700.