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Hamilton County jail shows off $13.5 million expansion

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 10:46:21-04

NOBLESVILLE — Hamilton County hosted a ribbon cutting Friday for its expansion of the county's jail.

The Hamilton County Jail received a $13.5 million expansion and added 120 beds allowing it to hold more than 400 inmates. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said a change in state law in 2016 caused an overcrowding problem at the jail.

That law requires lower-level felons to serve their terms in county jails rather than state prisons. The jail was built 25 years ago and held 296 inmates before the expansion.

GALLERY | Take a look at the Hamilton County Jail expansion

The expansion also included an interior recreation area, classroom and medical support area.

Inmates will move into the new facility on July 8.