A Day in a Chicago Narcotics Court

  • James Herbert Williams University of Washington, Tacoma


A police van pulls into the receiving area at thecourt.  Some men in handcuffs are pulledfrom the van, and shoved into the general lock-up.  "Get your butt in there, you dumbfuck," yells a deputy sheriff, an African-American male, at alaggard.  "We haven't got all dayfor your sorry ass."  The prisoneris also African-American. He wipes sleep from his eyes as he gropes for a placeon a hard bench along the wall.

Author Biography

James Herbert Williams, University of Washington, Tacoma
Social Work/Criminal Justice
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