Jail Public Hearing to Take Place Tuesday

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Vigo County is confronting a matter of safety and you have a chance to weigh-in.

The public is invited to a public hearing about building a new jail.

Officials will present plans for the jail including location, preliminary design layout and initial cost projections.

Currently, the estimated cost is about 66-million dollars.

But officials say constructing a new jail is the best option, due to structural issues at the current facility as well as the growing inmate population.

The public meeting is Tuesday at 5 PM at Terre Haute City Hall.

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