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.
After Death Of 20-Year-Old Cook County Jail Inmate, Mother Wants Answers The mother of a 20-year-old Chicago area man is demanding answers - following her son's death over the weekend while he was in Cook County Jail.
Cook County Jail Inmate Dies, Cause UnknownQuestions remain about the death of a 20-year-old Chicago area man who had been in custody for several days before he died.
Homemade Alcohol Might Have Killed DeKalb County Jail InmateDeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said Brandon Washington became very sick at 1:48 a.m. Monday, after drinking hooch—homemade alcohol—which is common among inmates in jails and prisons.
Family Of Woman Who Hanged Herself In Cook County Jail Files LawsuitJaclyn Clair was booked Jan. 27, 2015, for a retail theft charge in Norridge and was found hanging in her cell Feb. 5, authorities said at the time.
South Carolina Man Charged With Murder Dies In Custody At MCCAlbert Leon Bowen, 64, was in the custody at the prison at 71 W. Van Buren St. when he was transferred to Thorek Hospital on Dec. 19, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and a statement from the U.S. Marshals Service. He died at the hospital at 4:26 a.m. Jan. 6.
Sandra Bland's Family Wants To See Evidence From Grand Jury Investigation Of Her DeathThe family of a Naperville woman who died in a Texas jail cell earlier this year says a grand jury’s decision not to charge any of her jailers begs a number of questions that demand answers.
Man Held At Cook County Jail For Domestic Battery Dies In CustodyA 55-year-old Cook County Jail inmate died in custody early Wednesday. A death investigation is underway, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.
Inmate Dies At Cook County JailA Cook County jail inmate who died Thursday morning may have committed suicide, officials said.
Illinois Woman Arrested For Burglary Dies In Custody In N.Y.The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Chanel Lakatosz of Norridge, Illinois, was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in her cell at the Justice Center in Syracuse.