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Questions over new and current jail remain

Monroe County Jail

(Seth Tackett, WFIU/WTIU)

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

Tensions continue to rise as disagreements over the new jail site continue. The Bloomington City Council unanimously voted last December to reject the Monroe County commissioners’ request to build the jail on the southwest side of Bloomington.   

Read More: County ‘starting from square one’ in finding site for new jail

However, problems with the current jail remain. Sheriff Ruben Marté has concerns over the condition and cleanliness of the current jail. He and members of the Community Justice Reform Committee are concerned about how these conditions will affect the health and safety of inmates.  

Read More: 'I cannot move slow’: Monroe Co. Sheriff on current state of jail 

This Friday on Noon Edition, we will talk with guests about the discussions for the new jail site, issues with the current jail, and more.   

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Sheriff Ruben Marté - Monroe County Sheriff  

Penny Githens – President of Monroe County Board of Commissioners  

Sue Sgambelluri – Vice President Bloomington City Council   

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