By Frank Abderholden
July 24, 2012 10:52AM
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.
Updated: July 24, 2012 11:27AM
Cardinal Francis George will be visiting a Lake County Jail on Thursday afternoon Jul 26 to magnify a facility, Sheriff Mark Curran pronounced during his unchanging media roundtable.
“He’s going to magnify a jail and speak to proffer chaplains and Christian ministers,” Curran pronounced Monday of a Chicago archbishop’s arriving visit. This is believed to be a initial time a principal has visited a Lake County Jail. The outing was orderly by a Kolbe House Catholic Prison Ministry of Chicago whose priests revisit a jail frequently.
Curran, who is Catholic, has had several contacts with a archbishop in a past.
“The principal is tender with what we are doing in a jail,” he said, adding that Cardinal George has been to Cook County Jail, though not to a Lake County facility.
“He’s been smashing with a people he has sent to us for Masses on Sunday,” pronounced Curran.
The policeman also pronounced during his unchanging media roundtable that his dialect has saved a lot of income by switching unchanging deputies on full-time justice avocation with late part-time law-enforcement officers.
He believes a new process of carrying late part-time officers work justice confidence will be copied since “the cost assets are astronomical.” He cited a fact that they do not have to minister for health word or retirement benefits.
Of a 23 justice personnel, all though 7 are being replaced.
“We’re looking for late law-enforcement officers who aren’t prepared to strike a beach, and also some entrance turn who see it as a feet in a door,” pronounced Wayne Hunter, arch of administration for a Sheriff’s Office.
Hunter pronounced any full-time emissary costs about $70,000 in income and a same volume in health word and retirement benefits. They motionless on holding some positions open for full-time deputies in box a highway-patrol emissary needs a mangle and will be reserved a lighter avocation justice assignment.
“The guys on highway unit never know what a subsequent call is going to be,” pronounced Curran.
Transport of all prisoners to and from a jail will still be rubbed by correctional officers, though there will also be one roaming full-time emissary who would be in courtrooms where there is a probability for difficulty in a gallery of observers,.
Some of a cost assets is being used to boost traffic-enforcement patrols on all 3 shifts with one emissary reserved per change to respond to areas that adults are creation complaints to possibly a Sheriff’s Office or a Web site.
Another full-time emissary will be reserved to a new Special Investigations Unit and Warrants Division; another will aim high-crime areas as dynamic by unit deputies and complaints from citizens.
Chief Jennifer Witherspoon, executive of diversion, reported that in 2011 there were 283 inmates enrolled in GED classes and “a record 212 perceived their GED,” she said. “We wish to learn them so they don’t come back.”
Besides volunteers, there are 8 instructors from a College of Lake County who learn GED, mechanism skills, English as a second language, and dual pursuit willingness and life skills classes on a part-time basis.
“One year, one of a inmates perceived a grant to a College of Lake County and another time one of a inmates scored a top on a GED in Lake County and was second in a state of Illinois,” pronounced Rick Riddle, invalid module manager.