Elkhart County is taking some of the inmates from the overcrowded Marion County Jail. Elkhart gets $40 per inmate per day.
Sheriff John Layton says a male and a female inmate were left unsupervised in the same part of the jail.
Prosecutors say Tim Durham and his associates are flight risks and should be imprisoned until they're sentenced.
The jail was under supervision for a lawsuit for overcrowding in 1972. But some fear the same conditions could occur at other local jails.