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Relatives of inmate who hanged himself at Porter County Jail sue Sheriff Lain

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP)—Relatives of a Northwest Indiana man who hanged himself in the Porter County Jail are suing Sheriff Dave Lain and Warden John Widup, alleging that they denied the man access to his antidepressants.

The suit filed in Porter County on behalf of Alfred Angelini Jr. contends that jail staff refused to give Angelini his antidepressants and he hanged himself. Angelini died from his injuries Feb. 29 at a local hospital.

The Times of Munster reports that Lain and Widup are accused in the suit of failing to provide adequate and reasonable care.

A spokesperson for the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that the department does not comment on pending litigation.


Posted 1/31/2013