Henryville Correctional Facility in Clark County to close by July 1

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WDRB on 6/1/2016 by Jessica Bard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The Henryville Correctional Facility in Clark County, Ind., will close by July 1.

A recent bill requires certain felons to go to county jails instead of state prisons, meaning fewer offenders in the facility.

The move was made “in an effort to save taxpayer money and more efficiently utilize allocated funds.” Officials say given its proximity to several other facilities, the IDOC deemed Henryville the most logical prison to close.

“I know that the Governor and his administration are claiming this move will save as much as $2.4 million, but I wonder whether the lasting impact for area taxpayers might be much greater,” Rep. Terry Goodin said.