Will building a new jail solve Allen County’s incarceration problem?

Momentum is building behind a plan to build a new, bigger jail. But not everyone agrees that's...
Momentum is building behind a plan to build a new, bigger jail. But not everyone agrees that's the best way forward.
Published: May. 6, 2022 at 8:47 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Allen County’s jail is overcrowded, underfunded and according to a federal judge, provides inmates with “inhumane” conditions. Momentum is building behind plans for a new, bigger jail. But not everyone agrees that will fix the problem of overcrowding and recidivism.

Allen County leaders were forced to address overcrowding issues after a judge called jail conditions inhumane. But will building a new jail solve the problem?

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