New Elkhart County Jail Unveiled

By: Sarah Platt Email
By: Sarah Platt Email

Elkhart County officials unveiled their new state-of-the-art jail.

Over the next few months, inmates will be transferred to the new facility.

The 90 million dollar jail can house as many as 1,100 inmates.

The pod-like design allows jailers to keep a closer eye on inmates.

There is also a courtroom within the jail.

Officials say that will help cut down on transportation costs when taking inmates to and from the courthouse.

Jailers are looking forward to having some extra technology backing them up.

“The ability to have new technology, to assist us in efficiency, in overall operations. That's everything from video visitation, to transport issues, and video arraignment,” says Capt. Brad Rogers of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials tell us this jail is designed with the future in mind.

The facility can be added on to house as many as 3000 inmates.

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