Vigo County has hard deadline for new jail location selection

Vigo County officials appeared before a federal judge on Tuesday.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 12:13 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 6:45 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - We now know when a site must be selected for a new Vigo County Jail.

Vigo County officials appeared before a federal judge on Tuesday.

That judge told them they must have a site selected for a new jail by mid-May.

Previously, county officials had to give quarterly progress reports. The judge switched that to monthly.

This includes reporting on jail population, jail staff hiring, efforts to build a new jail, inmate recreation, and jail violence.

LINK | TWO SETTLE THEIR LAWSUIT WITH THE VIGO COUNTY JAIL

The county has also reached a monetary settlement for all inmates that filed suit.

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