The Bartholomew County Coroner says an inmate death at the Bartholomew County Jail last month was the result of a meth overdose and pre-existing conditions.
Commissioners in Indiana's Bartholomew County have decided to spend more than $2,200 on materials to reinforce jail cell doors following an earlier disturbance.
The increase will allow Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers to hire additional officer to help staff the jail.
The inmate's cause of death won't be known until autopsy and toxicology results return.
The additional tax revenue would allow Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers to hire new deputies to staff the jail.
Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew Myers is attributing jail disturbances to overcrowding and not having enough staff or operational space.
An anti-drug abuse task force estimates more than 1,000 residents have an addiction problem, with about 70 percent of them facing some form of incarceration.
A Greenfield postal worker is in Bartholomew County jail on a weapons charge, and faces federal charges for abandoning the mail he was scheduled to deliver.