First jail-wide, in-person voting held at Cook County Jail

Inmates at Cook County Jail participated in the first jail-wide, in-person voting at the facility Saturday.

Volunteers organized the first jail-wide, in-person voting process at Cook County Jail Saturday.

Organizers said 94 percent of inmates at the jail are eligible to vote. The program is part of an effort to give more people in the criminal justice system the ability to vote.

Reverend Jesse Jackson participated in early voting in the hopes of leading by example. Early voting began last week for Cook County.

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