Porter County Jail
The Porter County Jail operates under the authority of the Porter County Sheriff’s Office. The operation of the jail is under the direction of Steve Lawrence, Jail Commander. The jail was constructed in 2001. All jail operations were moved to the new facility in October 2002 from the 136-bed facility located downtown. The Porter County Jail, comprised of approximately 126,400 square feet, contains twenty-two (22) housing units and a total rated bunk capacity for 449 inmates. The jail facility consists of an Administration section, Main Control unit, Intake/Holding area, Medical Isolation Ward, law library, kitchen, laundry area, multipurpose rooms for inmate classes, and indoor/outdoor recreation areas. The Jail Division is broken down into two detachments, each under the command of a Jail Captain. The first is Security/Operations which oversees both security and the general operations of the facility such as kitchen, laundry, and maintenance. The second is Support Services which is comprised of Classification, Inmate Trust Fund/Commissary, Visitation, Transportation, and Court Security.