CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A lockdown at Cook County Jail has been lifted after a large number of staff members called off work on Father’s Day.
The jail was placed on lockdown for officer safety after 317 staff members called off work for Sunday’s morning and afternoon shifts, the sheriff’s office said.
The lockdown had been lifted as of 9:40 a.m. Monday.
During the lockdown, movement for inmates was only be allowed for medical reasons, emergencies and visitation. Inmates scheduled for discharge were also processed.
On Mother’s Day, 464 jail workers called in sick or took a personal day, leading to a 24-hour lockdown.