A state inspection has found that the Winnebago County Jail is understaffed. As a result, inmates often spend long hours on lockdown, something inmates contend can make mental health issues worse and is inhumane treatment for people awaiting trial.

Tue Jan 15 2019 06:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

ROCKFORD — Family members of a Rockford man who died after hanging himself in the Winnebago County Jail last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit contending he wouldn’t have died if the jail staff had checked him properly.