The LaPorte County Jail has implemented a new Automated Information System designed to allow the public 24 hours a day, seven-days a week access to inmate information. LaPorte County Jail Commander Michael Kellems told the Region News Team the new system started on Friday. This information includes a search by name for charges, bonds, court dates release dates and court locations.
General information is also available via the AIS that includes:
• Sheriff’s Office location and directions
• Visitation information
• Instructions about placing money on inmates’ commissary accounts
• Mail guidelines
• Other agency telephone numbers
• Inmate property information
• Instructions for inmate prescription medicine drop-off
• Instructions to add money to an inmate’s telephone account
• Leaving a short voicemail message for an inmate
• Instructions for access to Sex and Violent Offender website
• Instructions to access Indiana Automated Victim Information and NotificationSystem (VINE)
In addition, inmates can also access the same information from Jail telephones.
This newly adopted system has been instituted at no cost to the taxpayer or Jail inmates and is being paid for from the inmate commissary fund. A benefit of this system is that the public and inmates can access this information at their leisure, regardless of the time of day.
Commander Kellems says the new system also relieves deputies from having to research and answer questions, allowing them to concentrate on other jail duties.
To access the new Automated Information System at the LaPorte County Jail, call either (219) 362-6548 or (219) 878-9132.