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The population keeps growing at the Cook County Jail and if trends continue, the Sheriff's Office reports hard-earned legal successes will be jeopardized. As of Tuesday, the Cook County Jail population stood at ten-thousand-182, a three-point-seven percent increase in just the last 11 days, and its the jail's highest population since October 11th, 2007. The Sheriff's office reports the closing of mental health clinic continues to yield a staggering amount of mentally ill individuals into the jail, typically for petty offenses.
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