Some are accusing the Terre Haute mayor of supporting the project only because he's hoping it will help his city's struggling budget.
Mayor Bennett says the tax increase is not to make the budget bigger, it's to pay for existing services that lost funding when revenues decreased.
Vigo County commissioners announced Tuesday the jail will be located on the former International Paper property along the Wabash River.
A Vigo County Sheriff has spent almost a decade serving the community. At the end of 2010, his tenure as sheriff will end.