Marion County sheriff says privately-run jail has ‘gone downhill’


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– While his daily offender count is typically above a court-ordered inmate population ceiling, Marion County Sheriff John  Layton used the word “infestation” to describe the “problem” at a privately-run county jail near downtown.

Jail II at 730 East Washington Street is operated by Corrections Corporation of America at a cost of $10 million a year to Marion County taxpayers and was the target of a raid Friday night by 60 sheriff’s deputies looking for weapons and contraband.

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