The bill requires counties considering a new jail to first arrange a feasibility study to assess alternatives like housing inmates in a nearby county.
The Vigo County commissioners have contracted a company to reassess a proposal for a new county jail.
Council member Brendan Kearns says he will focus on communication, economic development and accessibility during his campaign.
The Citizens for Better Government and the Vigo County Taxpayers Association held the meeting to consider the possible benefits of a needs assessment study.
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.
Vigo County taxpayers will have to wait a little while longer to see if they’ll have to pay a higher local income tax to help fund a new jail.
A quarter percent of the increase is temporary, and meant to pay for a proposed $60 million county jail.
Vigo County residents gathered Thursday evening for a public forum to discuss plans for a new county jail.
Vigo County Councilman Brendan Kearns is continuing public discussion on new jail through a survey on Facebook.
The newest location is farmland on the corner of Springhill Drive and Indiana 63 across from the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute.