Porter County Jail
VALPARAISO | More than 11 years after the Porter County Jail was opened along Ind. 49, Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain announced Monday that efforts are wrapping up to open the third and final set of cells.
Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks about plans to open the B wing of the Porter County Jail. This part of the jail never has been opened, mainly because of a lack of manpower, Lain said. The additional space won't allow the jail to accommodate additional inmates, a population that curren…
Assistant Jail Cmdr. Jeremy Juliano, right, listens as Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks about expansion plans at the Porter County Jail during a tour of the B wing.
Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks Monday about plans to open the B wing of the Porter County Jail during a tour of the wing.
The B pod satellite room at the Porter County Jail monitors activity in the jail.
PORTAGE | A monthlong investigation led to the arrest of a Portage man on a count of child pornography, police said Saturday.
Everyone in Porter County knows the drug problem needs to be addressed. The difficulty lies in determining how best to do it.
VALPARAISO | A man charged in February with attacking guards at the Porter County Jail faces another battery charge after being involved in a fight Thursday at the jail.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A man fleeing police early Sunday morning finally decided it was better to give up than have the bite put on him by Officer Argo.
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.
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