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What is SWAP?

This morning there was a Cook County Sherriff’s bus parked in the parking lot of the Jewel on Broadway at Berwyn a few feet away from a CTA maintance van. A group of 10-20 men were dressed in coveralls and bright orange vests that said “SWAT” “SWAP” on the back standing below the Berwyn train stop. They were asking their armed supervisor (who was in a police uniform) for work gloves. We’re curious if anyone knows that this group/program is all about? Is the County putting inmates to work in some capacity on CTA property, and what’re they doing?


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