Survivors of Torture Under Jon Burge Find a Place of Respite

Two years after the city of Chicago approved reparations for the dozens of men tortured by a squad of police, one part of the plan, the Chicago Torture Justice Center, opened as a provider of mental health counseling and other services needed by the survivors. Under the direction of police detective Jon Burge, white police officers used electric shocks, suffocation, beatings, and racial slurs to coerce confessions from black suspects. One survivor, Darrell Cannon, served 24 years in prison before being released in 2007, but until the center opened in 2017 he had received no counseling.

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