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Construction before and after at the Cook County Sheriff’s Bootcamp - Before and After Photos
Removal and replacement of approximately 29,000 sq. ft. of existing running track at the Cook County Sheriff’s Bootcamp has been completed . The original running track was 15 years old and had deteriorated to the point where it posed a hazard to the staff and the detainees. Construction on the project was managed by the Office of Capital Planning and Policy within the Bureau of Economic Development. Contractor for the project was Paul Borg Construction, with the project beginning in April 2012 and completed on June 23, 2012.
Highlights of this project includes:
• Complete removal and replacement of the existing track system with adequate structural support and a proper drainage system
• Removal of the old track system, loose asphalt and debris
• Subsurface and preparation work
• Seamless all weather resilient surface
• Grade and pitch for proper drainage
• Removal and disposal of all debris generated by the work
The Cook County Sheriff’s Boot Camp is located in an urban setting adjacent to the Cook County Department of Corrections complex. It is designed to provide non–violent offenders a strict detention program based on military discipline, fundamental vocational skills, education and alcohol/substance abuse treatment. In addition, the Boot Camp features an 8–month long post-release supervision program where participants must return to the Boot Camp on a daily basis to continue educational programming.
According to the Sheriff’s website, the Boot Camp program is succeeding in its mission to rehabilitate young adult offenders. A curriculum of military discipline, education, anger management, substance abuse counseling, and job readiness skills shapes an individual who returns to his community with the tools to succeed. Over 4,000 inmates have completed the one-year program. The five-year recidivism rate is 30%. That means that five-years after completing the Boot Camp program, 7 out of every 10 graduates do not return to state prison.
For more information on the Cook County Sheriff’s Bootcamp, please go to their website.
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69 W. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-1077 or 1000 (o)
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