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The Justice System in South Central Indiana – Part II

We continue our series on the justice system in south central Indiana, discussing overcrowding in jails and alternative rehabilitation methods.

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Tens of thousands of Hoosiers are currently being held in Indiana jails and prisons.

Indiana has over 28,000 people in the prison system, with thousands more in county jails. The cost to house each Hoosier prison inmate is around $19,500 per year, according to the National Institute of Corrections.

This week on Noon Edition, we continue our series on the justice system in south central Indiana, discussing overcrowding in jails and alternative rehabilitation methods.

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