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Posts tagged jail overcrowding

February 28, 2018


Former Muncie Middle School To Become New County Jail

The county will spend nearly $2.9 million to buy the former Wilson Middle School. The 500-bed jail is expected to be completed in two years.

February 9, 2018


Jackson Co. To Close Juvenile Detention Center

Jackson County plans to close its juvenile detention center by the end of March. The sheriff says the space will help address jail overcrowding.

January 25, 2018


Lawmakers Consider Changing How Counties Plan Future Jails

The bill requires counties considering a new jail to first arrange a feasibility study to assess alternatives like housing inmates in a nearby county.

January 25, 2018


Vigo Co. Hires Company To Conduct Jail, Justice System Review

The Vigo County commissioners have contracted a company to reassess a proposal for a new county jail.

November 16, 2017


Vigo Co. Council Tables Vote To Fund Study Of Judiciary System

The request asked for $150,000 to finance an independent study that would examine the local county jail and courts to find solutions for overcrowding.

October 18, 2017


Marion Co. Jail Overcrowding Leads To Inmates Sleeping On Floor

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says at least 16 inmates have been sleeping on mattresses on the floor in holding cells due to overcrowding.

October 10, 2017


Bartholomew County Council To Vote On Income Tax Increase

The income tax increase would help fund additional positions at the county jail.

October 6, 2017


Vigo County Residents Meet To Discuss Jail Proposal

The Citizens for Better Government and the Vigo County Taxpayers Association held the meeting to consider the possible benefits of a needs assessment study.

September 28, 2017


Vigo Co. Council Still Debating Cost, Funding Of Proposed New Jail

Last week, council members tabled a vote on a jail proposal after three hours of public comment. A new meeting date for the vote has not been set.

September 22, 2017


Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Jail Overcrowding, Linemen Competition

Indiana’s jails are filled to capacity. Cook Group sells off Cook Pharmica. And a whole new perspective on the work linemen do.

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