Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Marc Kellams says the opioid crisis is a major cause of the surging population.
There now may be a solution to the overcrowding in the Vigo County Jail.
The Jackson County Jail has been housing more inmates than it is designed to handle since 2009.
Vigo County officials have approved a new ankle device that will make in-home detention an option for many of the jail's inmates.
Indiana university uses complex mathematical models to predict its number of students, but in recent years these models have come up short.
The jail was under supervision for a lawsuit for overcrowding in 1972. But some fear the same conditions could occur at other local jails.