Three Lake County Jail Guards Fired Over 2012 Inmate DeathThe terminations of Corrections Officers Rodney Holmes, Robert Schlesser and Lilia Cruz were upheld by an arbitrator Aug. 4, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The demotion of Corrections Sergeant Lance Ware was also upheld.
Death Of Lake County Inmate Who Hired Hitman InvestigatedJonathan Velazquez was found unresponsive and alone in his cell at 12:54 p.m. with a piece of fabric wrapped around his neck, according to a statement from Lake County sheriff’s office.
Lake County, Ind. Inmates Getting Registered For Medicaid Inmates at the Lake County Indiana jail are getting registered for health care, something they couldn't do in the past.
Teen Captured After Fleeing Work Release ProgramJeremy Betancourt has been serving a sentence of periodic imprisonment and probation. He entered a guilty plea in March 2014 in connection with a drag racing accident that killed 16-year-old Antioch High school student Cynthia Perez. Perez was a passenger in the car when it flipped, ejecting her.
Inmate Death Prompts Sweeping Changes At Lake County JailEugene Gruber, who was 51, died from a spinal cord injury suffered during a take down in a shower area after he was sprayed with pepper spray for allegedly fighting correctional officers trying to process him into the jail.
Lake County Inmate On Suicide Watch Hangs HimselfIgor Karlukov fashioned his noose from a mesh laundry bag and earphone buds.
Indiana Man Gets 12 Years In Crash That Killed Jail OfficerAn Indiana man was sentenced to 12 year in prison for a hit and run accident that killed a corrections officer and three others two years ago.
Murder Suspect Accused Of Threatening Jail OfficerA Kenosha man accused of shooting and killing a Round Lake Park woman during a 2007 robbery in Waukegan faces new felony charges for allegedly threatening a sheriff’s deputy.
Want To Know What Cook County Jail Is Like? Check YelpPeople turn to the website Yelp for reviews of restaurants, bars, hotels, and other businesses; it turns out you also can check out reviews of jails and prisons.
Surprise Shakedown At Lake County Jail Finds No ContrabandInmates at the Lake County Jail were having coffee Thursday morning when officers with dogs stormed in.
Attorney Hired To Probe Lake County Jail DeathsFollowing the deaths of two people held at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan, a prominent attorney has been brought in to determine if any misconduct was involved.
Special Prosecutor May Probe Death Of Lake County Jail InmateThe Lake County State’s Attorney’s office wants a special prosecutor to look into the death of jail inmate.