Friday, May 10, 2013

"U.S., Russian inmates to battle on chessboard"

This RIA Novosti story got picked up by Business Standard, an India-based publication covering worldwide business.  So this Chicago program is literally making news around the world.

One hears through the grapevine that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is very interested in expanding Mikhail Korenman's chess program at Cook County Jail.

Juvenile offenders in the Cook County system need to be served as well: housing one juvenile offender for a year is incredibly expensive to taxpayers.  And these kids will be a cost, not a benefit, down the road if they don't turn their lives around: many read at a 2nd-grade level.

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