Female side of jails house array of ages, offenses

Deputy Warden Kimberly Cox has seen a lot of faces come and go in her 15-or-so years working at the Lake County Jail.

“Some of them have come in as long as I’ve been here,” Cox said.

There were 109 females housed at the jail one day last month, according to data obtained by the Post-Tribune from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. In Porter County, 62 females were in the jail on Monday, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department website showed.

As Cox walked around the halls earlier this month, women carried blue mattresses and their belongings to where they would be held after being booked in the Lake County Jail.

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-female-jail-population-st-0415-story.html