Vanderburgh County jail

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You may have noticed more law enforcement vehicles in downtown Evansville. More than 50 Indiana sheriffs were in town for their annual summer conference.

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An expansion of the Vanderburgh County jail could leave the county with an annual deficit of $5 million. That leaves the county council with a tough choice, either increase revenue or cut costs. 

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Consultants recently told Vanderburgh County officials that their jail needs 750 more beds. Now, county officials have been presented preliminary designs for the expansion.

The Vanderburgh County jail will need to more than double in size to keep up with the estimated rise in the number of inmates over the next 20 years. 

Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

A proposed expansion to the Vanderburgh County jail is moving forward after Wednesday’s county council meeting.