Justice Delayed in Cook County Jail


Among the sayings and cliches about criminal justice are: “the wheels of justice turn slowly,” and “justice delayed is justice denied.” But in Cook County, there are hundreds of people who’ve been waiting three years, five years, even a decade for their cases to come to trial. What is the cost of justice being delayed indefinitely?

The 21st spoke to a Chicago Sun-Times reporter who recently wrote about these issues to hear more of the implications. 


Frank Main, staff reporter covering crime, Chicago Sun-Times