Lake County Sheriff Takes On Role Of A Corrections OfficerAfter several weeks of field officer training, Sheriff Mark Curran will work as a corrections officer to get a taste of life inside county jail.
Woman Charged With Forcing Two Into Prostitution In DeerfieldA 53-year-old woman has been charged with pimping two women out of her business in north suburban Deerfield.
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.