Lake County Jail Suicides Rose After Federal Oversight Ended!

Three detainees have died in the two and a half years since the federal government stopped overseeing the Lake County Jail

December 2021 found that local prisons had a death rate of 16.7 per 10,000 bookings in 2019.

A 33-year-old Lake Station man was found unresponsive around 12:30 a.m. May 6 by a correctional guard doing a regular check at the Lake County Jail, according to the sheriff.

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