Porter County Jail
PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested on charges he was dealing marijuana early Friday after he reportedly told a police officer who stopped him that he was lost.
VALPARAISO | Two Porter County jailers were injured Wednesday in a fight with an inmate.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man was arrested Thursday morning inside a business after breaking a window to gain entry, according to police.
PORTAGE | A 19-year-old Brownsburg, Ind., man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly stealing alcohol, munchies and condoms from the Portage Walmart.
The Lake County Jail is moving closer to getting out from under the federal consent decree that required changes at the jail.
VALPARAISO | Joe Widup was surprised by friends, family and colleagues who gathered in a Porter County Sheriff's Department room and applauded as he stepped in -- there to celebrate his upcoming retirement.
PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly hitting two men in separate incidents.
PORTAGE | A Portage woman was arrested Tuesday after police received reports of her dancing in the parking lot of a local fast food restaurant.
VALPARAISO | The first council district added a lot of territory and potential property tax value but not a lot of population on Monday.
The Porter County Jail was designed to house a total of 454 inmates, which according to the 2013 county government statistical report makes our county jail the seventh largest in the state. However, this same report advises that there are 22 counties which employ more jail staff to watch ove…
VALPARAISO | Officials have identified the inmate who died Saturday at the county jail as 30-year-old Ogden Dunes resident Autumn McIlvain.
VALPARAISO | A 30-year-old woman from Ogden Dunes died early Saturday morning at the Porter County Jail shortly after she was taken into custody. The name of the woman has not been released by the Porter County coroner.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday morning to initiate a plan to prepare the third pod at the jail to house inmates.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Dan Whitten, D-at large, said while no one doubts the need to open the third pod at the county jail to relieve overcrowding, he and a slim majority of his peers were not ready to give the green light Thursday night.
VALPARAISO | Porter County is operating the seventh largest jail in the state, yet 22 other counties have a larger jail staff, said Porter County Councilman Jim Biggs.
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.
The Aug. 29 edition of the Roundtable discusses the U.S. plans for Syria, the future of E-911 in the region and the future of the Porter County jail.
VALPARAISO | The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added to the pressure to relieve overcrowding at the county jail by concluding after a recent tour it is "inexcusable" the county has not made use of the entire facility.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff David Lain gave the approval a month ago for the emergency purchase of 13 industrial-sized fans to help relieve uncomfortably high temperatures at the Porter County Jail.
The chief responsibility of any county council is to manage the fiscal affairs of county government. It cannot be a council’s second or third priority; it must be our top priority.
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