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The purpose of the Lake County Jail (Sheriff Corrections Division) is to provide secure incarceration and detention for the following: felons, gross misdemeanants, misdemeanants, pre-trial detainees, juvenile non-status offenders, witnesses and others being detained in protective custody. The jail shall further strive to provide an atmosphere, which is safe where the rights of inmates are protected, as well as promote the humane care of inmates. It is the goal of the Lake County Jail to establish an environment of respect and dignity toward prisoners and to strive for staff sensitivity toward persons under their care.

Lake County Jail Administration Division
It is in the Administration Division that major decisions are made to direct the course of the jail. With the responsibility for the operating budget, jail health service, jail food service, jail records, inmate commissary trust accounts, inmate programs, materials and supplies, the Administration Division provides stability and confidence to the other major divisions and the Office of the Warden.

Lake County Jail Operations Division
In order to manage the new jail podular setting and the old jail linear setting with various levels of security, jail staff had to assume responsibility and training in inmate housing, classification of inmates,intake and release functions. Many of the Operations Division subdivisions have been realigned to meet the needs of the jail staff and inmates.

Lake County Jail Security Division
Correctional Officers, those directly supervising inmates are the backbone of the jail. Officers are trained to handle all aspects of the job.Officers must have good judgment, the ability to think and act quickly.Officers must successfully complete a 120-hourC.T.O. (Correctional Training Officers) program and 40 hours training Jail Officers Course by the Indiana Police Academy in the first year of employment. Nonprobationary Officers must complete 40 hours in service training each includes cultural diversity and sensitivity training, CPR, suicides, HIV and special needs inmates.

Lake County Jail Personnel Division
The Lake County Jail Personnel Division is dedicated to bringing quality personnel into the jail’s employee force. This is being accomplished by utilizing rigid hiring and pre-employment screening practices, while at the same time remaining committed to a system that ensures equal opportunity for all. The Lake County Corrections Merit Board was implemented to eliminate a patronage hiring system in 1984.

How to visit an inmate in Lake County Jail?

All visitors are to be checked in 30 minutes before the end of visiting to be processed accordingly. A valid Identification Card is required to visit (driver’s license, state identification, passport or military identification).

Only visitors listed on the inmates list are allowed to visit that inmate. Softback books are only allowed through Magazines and newspapers are accepted only through the publishers.

Visitation Schedule


V Pod:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm

4th Floor:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm*
(*Video Visitation Only)


X Pod & 3rd Floor South:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm


W Pod:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm

3rd Floor North:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm


Y Pod:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm

5th Floor:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm


Z Pod & H Pod:
1pm – 3pm
7pm – 9pm


1E & 1D:
7pm – 9pm

How to send money to an inmate in Lake County Jail?

Lake County Jail accepts money orders only for commissary, Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays during visiting hours only. A kiosk is available 24 hours a day in the jail lobby that accepts cash and credit cards for commissary.

How to call an inmate in Lake County Jail?

Lake County Sheriff’s Department has contracted with Telmate to provide inmates and their family and friends with easy-to-use inmate telephone calling services at affordable rates. To help the inmates stay connected with the outside world, Telmate provides the following multiple calling options.

1. Collect Calls – Inmate places a collect call which is accepted and paid for by the party they are calling e.g. the friends and family members.
Note: Inmates CANNOT make Collect Calls to Cell Phones, Business Phones or numbers that are blocked from receiving collect calls.

2. Prepaid Calls – Prepaid call accounts are set up by the called party (e.g. the inmate’s family/friends.) to eliminate the problem of collect call blocks. Inmates can place prepaid calls to cell phones, office phones, hospitals and other commercial phone numbers that normally do not accept collect calls. When an inmate calls the end user, the call charges are deducted from the called party’s prepaid account.

To receive prepaid calls, Inmate Family/Friends and others can easily and quickly set up Prepaid Call Account by one of these methods

a. Calling Telmate toll-free at 1-866-516-0115
b. Via Telmate’s Website at

Note: Telmate allows a ONE TIME, ONE MINUTE Complimentary Free call between the inmate and the called party when the number that the inmate is trying to call is blocked from receiving collect calls.

3. Debit Calls – Inmates have the ability to purchase debit phone time through the commissary to call their friends and family members. These calls are paid for by the inmates and no charges appear on the called party’s monthly phone bill. Family and Friends can also add money to an inmate’s trust account, which he/she can then use to buy debit phone time, in the following ways:

a. Online by visiting the website:
b. Toll Free by calling: 1-866-516-0115.
c. Facility Kiosk – Located at the Lake County Facility

Blocking / Unblocking Numbers: Telmates’s inmate telephones services allow you to block your number so that inmates at the Lake County Correctional Facilities cannot call your number. For any Customer Service Issues regarding Inmate Telephone Services, please contact Telmate at 1-866-516-0115.

4. Inmate Voice Mail – Friends and family can now leave inmates a voice mail message up to 3 minutes for only $1.25. Just call 1-866-516-0115 and follow the prompts.

Lake County Jail Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrant of Lake County Jail is a warrant issued by the Lake County judge to authorize the arrest and detention of an individual. Lake County Jail arrest warrant list provides all outstanding arrest warrants of Lake County yet to be served by law enforcement officials. The suspected named in the warrant of Lake County Jail can be arrested anytime.

Lake County Jail Most Wanted

Most wanted persons listed by Lake County Jail may be armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend a wanted person on your own. If you know someone listed on the Lake County Jail most wanted persons, please contact the detention facility office (see contacts of the Lake County Jail below).

Lake County Jail Contact Details

Lake County
2293 N. Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307-1854
41.44769000000001, -87.36915599999998
Jail Booking Information: (219)648-6300, Jail Records & Pretrial: (219)755-3421, Jail Administration: (219)755-3420
(219) 755-3371;
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  1. I had a lake county cop threaten me and intiminate me for no reason i’m 35 years old and police are way too often abusing there power there trained to intiminate you to gain control of every situitaion instead of treating you with respect what america comming too

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