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Jail Conditions

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs to fund jail expansion

Now that the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added its voice in the lengthy conversation over conditions at the Porter County Jail, it's time for the Porter County Council and commissioners to finally settle on a plan to ease crowding there.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

State commends Lake County Jail improvements

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Department of Correction recently praised Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and his corrections staff for their operation of the county jail.

July 09, 2013 2:44 pm

Judge dismisses Porter County jail lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a Porter County inmate's lawsuit that alleged poor jail conditions, federal court records show.

February 26, 2013 1:39 pm

Porter County inmate sues over jail conditions

HAMMOND | A Porter County inmate is suing the sheriff and jail officials, claiming overcrowded and unsanitary jail conditions, federal court records show.

December 04, 2012 1:57 pm

Lake County to pay $7.2 million to jail inmates in settlement

HAMMOND | Lake County has agreed to pay $7.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by inmates who complained about jail conditions, court records show.

August 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Sheriff to announce new Lake County jail boss Monday

CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich plans to announce his new Lake County Jail administrator Monday morning.

April 13, 2012 6:45 pm

Lake County Council borrows millions to fix roads, settle jail suits

CROWN POINT | This year just got millions of dollars more expensive for Lake County taxpayers.

April 10, 2012 6:30 pm
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