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Posts tagged jail overcrowding

October 18, 2017

 

A hallway in a penitentiary lined with cell doors on either side.

Marion Co. Jail Overcrowding Leads To Inmates Sleeping On Floor

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says at least 16 inmates have been sleeping on mattresses on the floor in holding cells due to overcrowding.

October 10, 2017

 

Jail damage

Bartholomew County Council To Vote On Income Tax Increase

The income tax increase would help fund additional positions at the county jail.

October 6, 2017

 

Vigo County resident Lisa Spence led the conversation at the Vigo County Public Library.

Vigo County Residents Meet To Discuss Jail Proposal

The Citizens for Better Government and the Vigo County Taxpayers Association held the meeting to consider the possible benefits of a needs assessment study.

September 28, 2017

 

Vigo Co. Jail

Vigo Co. Council Still Debating Cost, Funding Of Proposed New Jail

Last week, council members tabled a vote on a jail proposal after three hours of public comment. A new meeting date for the vote has not been set.

September 22, 2017

 

The annual Lineman Rodeo showcases the skills lineman perform in their day-to-day jobs.

Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Jail Overcrowding, Linemen Competition

Indiana’s jails are filled to capacity. Cook Group sells off Cook Pharmica. And a whole new perspective on the work linemen do.

September 22, 2017

 

Wedding

Sheriffs: State Funding Needed To Help With Jail Overcrowding

Criminal code reform passed in 2014 is only one factor contributing to the exploding jail populations.

September 15, 2017

 

Vigo County Council member Brendan Kearns

Vigo County Residents Voice Concerns Over Plans For New Jail

Vigo County residents gathered Thursday evening for a public forum to discuss plans for a new county jail.

September 13, 2017

 

Jail damage

Bartholomew Co. Provisionally Approves Income Tax Increase

The additional tax revenue would allow Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers to hire new deputies to staff the jail.

August 3, 2017

 

Visit sign

Lawrence Co. Jail Replacing In-Person Visits With Video Visits

The sheriff says the policy is indicative of a larger problem: jail overcrowding.

July 5, 2017

 

Prison Bars

Sheriff Starts Group To Deal With Overcrowded County Jails

Sheriffs say one of the major issues is that the state pays local jails just $35 per day to house low-level Department of Corrections inmates.

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