- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

MONTICELLO, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago man charged in a 9-year old boy’s murder was one of 15 Cook County inmates housed at the Piatt County Jail last week in an arrangement between authorities in Monticello and Chicago.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1qC3Dhb) reported Sunday that there were 100 Cook County inmates behind bars last week in other counties. The reason is inmate safety, especially in high profile cases.

The counties also make a profit.

The News-Gazette reports Piatt County averages about 15 Cook County inmates daily, receiving money for each stay. Piatt County Sheriff Dave Hunt says it totals about $360,000 a year.

Dwright Boone-Doty has been charged in the November murder of Tyshawn Lee. Boone-Doty is accused of killing the child in an alley as an act of retaliation against the boy’s father.


Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

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