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CHICAGO – A bill at the Illinois State Senate to engage prisoners who reveal themselves to correction officers and others.

WGN Investigates reported on the problem back in 2017 when Cook County Jail residents implemented new uniforms which prevented them from exposing themselves and body fluids to staff and visitors.

Back then, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart identified 107 people who were carrying the transport. Some people were accused of public dissatisfaction but this was not sufficient to stop it.

The new bill allows for corrective administrators to revoke up to 90 days of a “good behavior” credit to prisoners who do it. Repeat offenders could take away the length of time they take “good behavior” for each subsequent charge.

The bill now goes to Illinois State House for consideration.

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