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Cook County Jail

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For the first time, Cook County Jail opens its doors to reveal the violent and unpredictable world of prison life.  Just miles from the centre of Chicago, the complex houses nearly 10,000 inmates and is located in a neighbourhood famous for its gangs. Although some of the criminals are accused of terrible and shocking crimes they still continue this dangerous lifestyle on the inside. Every day is a battle for control between officers maintaining order, and gang members going against the system. When cells become over crowded the inmates become aggressive and violence can break out at any moment. With unprecedented access, viewers will learn what really happens behind these walls of America's largest single-site jail.