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Vigo Co. Commissioners responding to community concerns over jail

On Tuesday morning the board met to hammer out what's next for the Vigo County Jail; all to solve over-crowding.

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 7:13 AM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - You voiced your concerns and now the Vigo County Commissioners say they're answering.

On Tuesday morning the board met to hammer out what's next for the Vigo County Jail; all to solve over-crowding.

The Commissioners are bringing in the National Institute of Corrections who will assess how to better utilize the space.

"To get past this and to get the council to move forward - I guess that's just a step back that we have to take,” said Commissioner Judy Anderson. “And we're willing to do that because this project has to happen one way or the other."

Experts will study the jail's building, the staff and the court system.

Some residents are happy to see this step even though some say this should have happened much sooner.

"Last February - if we had these conversations then we'd probably be breaking ground at the facility at this point," stated Terre Haute resident, Michael Eseu.

Tune in to News 10 This Morning on Wednesday to hear what some say is the real reason behind the unsolved issue.

Plus, the Commissioners message to the public.

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