Law: Eight Months to a Verdict

Each morning at 7:30, they were awakened by sheriffs deputies and escorted under guard to their breakfast, then to the sheriffs bus that took them to the grimy criminal-courts building on Chicago's West Side. Day after day, they sat in silence as witnesses testified about the killing of three guards in the Pontiac state prison riot of 1978. Then they were herded back to the hotel, where the deputies monitored all their phone calls, surveyed them while they took exercise and enforced a TV curfew after 10 p.m.

Reasonable enough treatment of prisoners. But...

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