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2 still hospitalized after fight in jail
Paramedics care for an injured prisoner outside Cook County Jail on Saturday night

Monday, December 31, 2007
Chicago Tribune

The brawl, which broke out at about 7 p.m. in the maximum security area, involved two rival gangs, said Bill Cunningham, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. No guards were hurt. Six inmates were taken to the hospital with stab wounds Saturday. Four of them were returned to the jail shortly afterward. The remaining patients are a man with a wound in his upper body and a man recovering from multiple stab wounds. Cunningham said guards recovered four homemade knives. Officials said it appears the weapons were fashioned from screws used to hold ductwork in place.


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