VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council on Tuesday night approved a proposal to save tax dollars and alleviate jail overcrowding by contracting out correctional services for some inmates.
INDIANAPOLIS | The bond procedures that counties follow to release those accused of crimes from jail before trial were scrutinized Thursday by a panel of state lawmakers and court system leaders.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Dave Lain appear to be reaching a middle ground in a dispute over health care improvements at the jail.
A federal judge dismissed a Porter County inmate's lawsuit that alleged poor jail conditions, federal court records show.
A rustic jail motif, including rusty bars and "wanted posters" anchors the side-stage space of the main dance floor of DC's Country Junction in Lowell.
Robert L. Armstead Sr. was sentenced to two years on a weapons charge, but Gary residents now thank him when they see him working in the community.
HAMMOND | Lake Station officials agreed to pay $61,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died in a local hospital after incarceration in the city jail, federal court records show.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will not review the misdemeanor battery conviction of a Munster tutor who inappropriately touched a 5-year-old Portage boy.
LAPORTE | A LaPorte County Jail officer has been fired after the third offender since late January was accidentally released.
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HAMMOND | A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit that had accused several Porter County Jail officials of mistreating an inmate, records state.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man who did not return to the Lake County Work-Release facility Tuesday night surrendered to police without incident Wednesday, police said.
CROWN POINT | Elijah Sloss, 24, of Gary, wants to put his past mistakes behind him for better life choices and work opportunities.
HAMMOND | Lake County officials have agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by a former county jail inmate who claims he was stripped and beaten by jail guards in 2006, the county attorney said Tuesday.
Cook County Jail is now the first correctional facility in the nation with full-body scanners able to detect contraband on detainees in seven seconds.
According to an Oct. 18 article, an accountant hired by Porter County Sheriff David Lain and Commissioner Bob Harper said it cost $56 per day to house an inmate at the Porter County Jail. It also stated we house an average of 42 state inmates a day, for which we receive only $35 per day.
JOLIET | Attorneys for exonerated Lynwood police officer Brian Dorian have said he was the victim of a botched investigation by Will County detectives and prosecutors.
CHICAGO | Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart on Monday unveiled a laundry program at the Cook County Jail that will use inmates instead of outside contractors to wash all clothing.
CHICAGO | A Chicago woman is free on bond after her young children were found wandering near Cook County Jail -- where she was bonding out her husband, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | Feeding, clothing and medicating Lake County Jail inmates has cost the public tens of millions of dollars during the last decade.
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