LaPorte County Sheriff: Inmate overcrowding causes ‘mini-riot’ at jail

Another example of budgetary battles with the jail – and the inmates – caught in the middle.  From the article:

“The Sheriff recently requested $70,000 from the council to cover overtime costs for guards and staff that work at the jail.”

“The council turned down the sheriff’s request and so Mollenhauer suspended overtime, laid some staff off, closed the entire 5th floor of the jail, and squeezed the inmates in with other prisoners.”

“Mollenhauer said the overcrowding caused that “mini-riot” Friday.”

Read more here.

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