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Kristin Crowley
TV Anchor, Reporter, Journalist

Families of inmates who died in Winnebago Co. Jail fight for answers

December 5th, 2019

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Two families who've never met share something in common they never imagined. Their loved ones walked into the Winnebago County Jail, and would never walk out.

"This is not a jail, this is a death building," said Theresa Derrickson, Joseph McCormick's mother.

"I want closure because I know something happened to my son," said Eugene Lindsey, the father of Eugene Washington.

Washington died on Oct. 28. That's nearly the only fact his family has.

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