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Criminal Justice Institute: 3 Of Every 4 Indiana Jails Are Overcrowded

By Charlotte Tuggle, IPB News | Published on in Law, Local News
Howard County Sheriff Steve Rogers says the work release center will be capable of housing 80 inmates. Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA photo.

Three out of every four Indiana jails are overcrowded, according to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. The majority of sheriffs say their inmate population has increased significantly since the passage of a criminal code revision nearly four years ago. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Charlotte Tuggle reports, some are trying to find local solutions before they’re hit with a lawsuit.