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The County Jail Overcrowding Task Force was established in 2019 (IC 11-12-6.8) to conduct a statewide review of jail overcrowding and identify common reasons and possible local, regional and statewide solutions. The task force will also study the issue of reducing recidivism for convicted felons in county jails by offering programs that address mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment, education, and other evidence-based approaches.
The task force shall submit a report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council by December 1, 2019.
The Task Force welcomes public comment on the issue of jail overcrowding. They have set aside time during each upcoming meeting hear in-person testimony. You may register to attend in advance if you wish to speak at the meeting. See below for links to register. Registration will be made for each event once a location has been finalized.
If you aren’t able to attend a meeting, the Task Force will take public written comments until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8. Submit your comments online.
November 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Anderson University – York Performance Hall