Some argue that there are too many people in the Monroe County jail and it is creating inhumane conditions. This week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office recommended a one-year extension to the cap on the jail population and are waiting on approval from a federal judge. The jail has 248 beds and the cap is set at 278 people.
Some people support the construction of a new jail, while others support an expansion of the existing one. Join the conversation this Friday on Noon Edition on WFIU.
- Jim Kennedy- Monroe County Sheriff
- Michael Hunt – Monroe County Public Defender
- Erin Marshall- Decarcerate Monroe County Representative