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Sheriff named in inmate death suit

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A lawsuit originally filed in Porter Superior Court and naming Sheriff David Lain and the former warden of the Porter County Jail has been moved to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

That suit--filed by the daughter of an inmate who hanged himself at the jail in 2012--alleges a breach of duty on the part of Lain and former Warden John Widup and seeks damages.

In that suit Kylee Bult-Black, the daughter of the late Alfred Angelini, alleges that jail officers and staff “refused to provide Alfred Angelini with his medication, Citalopram,” an antidepressant.

“As a result, Alfred Angelini committed suicide by hanging, requiring hospitalization, and finally succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital on Feb. 29, 2012,” the suit alleges.

Lain and Widup “had a duty to provide adequate and reasonable medical care to Alfred Angelini” and they “breached that duty,” the suit alleges.

The suit also names Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc., contracted to provide medical services to jail inmates.

Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Chesterton Tribune today that the PCSP does not comment on pending litigation.


Posted 4/3/2014




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