News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

August 21, 2013

Vigo inmates transferred to Knox County in response to lawsuit

TERRE HAUTE — In response to a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union about overcrowding at the jail, Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing sent dozens of inmates to Knox County for temporary detention, the sheriff’s department announced today.

In all, 45 Vigo County inmates have been sent to the Knox County Jail. The transfer brings the local jail census to well below the 268 inmate threshold set as the result of a 2000 class action lawsuit.

“This will buy us some immediate time while we work with the judges, prosecutor and community corrections,” Ewing said in a news release issued today.

On Tuesday, Ewing received the complaint filed by the ACLU of Indiana regarding overcrowding at the jail.

“It’s very frustrating that we had to make this emergency move but I cannot help it,” Ewing stated in the news release. “Our facility is full and we don’t have inmates like Otis the town drunk.”

The U.S. federal penitentiary in Terre Haute provided a bus and driver to transport the inmates to Knox County, Ewing said. The cost to Vigo County will be $35 per inmate per day, Ewing said.

The Knox County jail is a modern facility constructed in the mid-2000’s and has ample space to house the Vigo inmates, according to the news release.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Scott Brown Announces Run for U.S. Senate in N.H New Tactic Deployed in Search for Plane Police: Blast in Nigerian Capital Kills 71 US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Prosecutor Presses Pistorius at Murder Trial Today in History for April 15th
NDN Video
8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Toddler climbs into vending machine Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio 2014 NFL Draft: Potential Booms And Busts William and Kate Squash Baby No. 2 Rumors With a Wine-Tasting Trip Who Showed Up at Coachella?
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity