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Complicated grievance process creates roadblocks for detainees

Experts say that the number of Illinois county jail detainees filing civil rights lawsuits has decreased over the past decade, a trend that is not beneficial for detainees’ rights. According to a Chicago Reporter analysis of federal court records, an estimated 97 civil rights lawsuits were filed by detainees against Illinois county jails or sheriffs from October 2007 to November 2009.