Sullivan County Jail at 200 percent capacity, leaders meet to discuss solution

Most of that is due to an explosion to meth-related arrests.

Posted: Apr 1, 2019 10:15 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 11:06 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - We are following a developing story out of Sullivan County.

That's where leaders met to discuss the Sullivan County Jail.

In February we told you Sullivan County is dealing with jail overcrowding.

News 10 spoke with Sheriff Clark Cottom.

He told us, as of the first of the year, the Sullivan County Jail is at 200 percent capacity.

Most of that is due to an explosion to meth-related arrests.

He told us the commissions and council members are working well together to find a solution.

At Monday's meeting, county leaders heard about options to finance the project.

They also heard from DLZ Principal Architect.

That's the same company that designed Vigo County's proposed jail.

The next step is for the county attorney to meet with the financial planner.

They hope to have more solid financial options on the table for the next commissioner meeting on April 15th.

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