The increase will allow Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers to hire additional officer to help staff the jail.
The income tax increase would help fund additional positions at the county jail.
The inmate's cause of death won't be known until autopsy and toxicology results return.
A man wanted by police after fleeing from a traffic stop has died in southern Indiana.
Criminal code reform passed in 2014 is only one factor contributing to the exploding jail populations.
Repairs are just beginning for a Columbus church that is one of several vandalized earlier this summer.
The decision comes a year after families appealed to the county and then the state about the impact of large hog farms on their home values.
Columbus Regional Health purchased the former hotel, which went up for sale at a Bartholomew County foreclosure auction.
Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew Myers says he believes the acts of vandalism are connected and is urging other churches to take precautions.
Investigators believe someone broke into the Ohio Chapel United Methodist Church in Columbus late Friday night or early Saturday morning.