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Posts tagged jail overcrowding

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.

May 19, 2017

 

A bench in the current Vigo County Jail in Terre Haute.

Tension Mounting In Vigo County As Officials Debate Proposed Jail

Progress on the a proposed new Vigo County Jail is stalled as county and Terre Haute officials spar over the location.

May 16, 2016

 

Penitentiary

Elkhart Co. Benefiting From Marion Co. Jail Overcrowding

Elkhart County is taking some of the inmates from the overcrowded Marion County Jail. Elkhart gets $40 per inmate per day.

October 26, 2013

 

vigo county jail

Vigo County Jail Seeks Long-Term Solutions For Overcrowding

The Vigo County sheriff has formed a study committee to brainstorm ways to reduce overcrowding at the county jail.

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