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Public art collaborative interprets jail statistics

Built in 1929, the Cook County Jail is the largest jail in America.  According to Cook County Jail data, nearly 9,000 people are incarcerated daily in one of the eight divisions of the jail. Imposing four-story and two-story brick buildings sit at the center of  96 acres of territory.  Nearly 100,000 people are detained every year.  […]

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Artists, Community Leaders Aim to Transform Cook County Jail Wall

Project will include temporary site reflections, community feedback that will lead to larger, permanent public art piece What kind of impact does the presence of a jail have on a community and its residents? What emotional, psychological or physical influence does it create? Can something be done to change a negative perception over a space, […]