The city of Indianapolis has reached a $4.2 million deal to buy and lease land for a new $572 million criminal justice center.
A new jail in Vigo County is effectively on hold after critics raised questions about its projected costs.
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.
The sheriff says the policy is indicative of a larger problem: jail overcrowding.
Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Marc Kellams says the opioid crisis is a major cause of the surging population.
Plans are moving forward on Mayor Joe Hogsett's proposal for a new criminal justice center that would treat people with mental illness and drug addictions.
There now may be a solution to the overcrowding in the Vigo County Jail.
Some Allen County officials say the plan would save taxpayer money and reduce the likelihood of inmates ending up back in jail after release.
More than 50 Indiana police departments now carry the overdose antidote drug naloxone, but experts say addicts need more follow-up to address their addiction.
Cellphones that inmates have illegally in prison are universally seen as a security threat, but states need FCC permission to block cell signals.