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Lake officials commit millions to inmate healthcare

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend as much as $6.1 million over the next year and a half on health care for Lake County jail inmates.

June 18, 2014 3:45 pm
Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

CROWN POINT | Lake County has taken a major step toward meeting federal inmate health care standards.

December 20, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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Commissioners trim sheriff's 2014 jail budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff and commissioners got into a verbal showdown Wednesday over jail spending that left the sheriff confused and with less money than he had hoped for the new year.

December 18, 2013 4:00 pm

Vendors seek repeat business from Lake County officials

CROWN POINT | Professionals seeking to keep their lucrative business connections asked Lake County officials Tuesday to recall the good times they've had together.

November 26, 2013 6:00 pm

Lake County Jail is on good behavior, federal inspectors say

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Jail continues to improve medical and mental health services to inmates and work on remaining deficiencies.

January 22, 2013 3:23 pm

Lake officials unlikely to change jail doctors

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville physician appears ready to get another year to bring the Lake County Jail back to health.

September 10, 2012 4:45 pm

Fewer high-priced drugs are remedy for Lake jail budget

CROWN POINT | Lake County Jail officials say they recently put a cap on skyrocketing prescription drugs for inmates.

July 24, 2012 7:20 pm

Vendor claims he was railroaded out of jail

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials stand accused of cutting the heart out of a Hobart medical business that cared for county jail inmates until it fell out of political favor.

February 28, 2012 7:30 pm
Lake County Jail contract goes to Merrillville physician

Lake County Jail contract goes to Merrillville physician

CROWN POINT | Lake County Board of Commissioners chose Merrillville physician Dr. William Forgey to be the next county jail medical director.

December 21, 2011 6:30 pm

Lake commissioners will force jail to take the cure

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners are set to choose Wednesday from among four medical vendors to cure the county jail of deficient care for inmates.

December 20, 2011 8:00 pm

Lake officials issue open invitation for jail medical providers

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners have opened the competition for next year's contract to provide jail medical care.

November 12, 2011 11:45 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Seek more bids for jail health care

It is an axiom of good government that robust competition is healthy. Open bidding tends to drive down the price and ensure the quality of government services. That's why there must be open bidding for health care services at the Lake County Jail.

November 10, 2011 12:00 am
Crash course in cholera relief

Crash course in cholera relief

HOBART | A trip to Haiti over the Thanksgiving break aimed at assisting cholera victims made a lasting impression on at least one region medical student.

December 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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