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Work Release Program

Council abolishes work-release program to fund federal mandate

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials will close the sheriff's work-release program and lay off its 28 county employees to find the money to hire new corrections officers and mental health professionals to serve jail inmates.

May 13, 2014 3:30 pm
Convicts volunteer to clean up Gary

Convicts volunteer to clean up Gary

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.

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