Sheriff’s deputies lead shakedown at Jail II in Marion County



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Marion County Sheriff John Layton said he became aware last week of an exploding drug problem inside of Jail II under the control of Corrections Corporation of America, a private jail operator.

That’s why he assigned 40 sheriff’s deputies to conduct a five-hour long shakedown of the privately run facility at 730 East Washington Street Friday night.

Deputies have been back twice more this weekend after drugs and at least one cell phone were discovered, though Layton could not confirm reports that weapons were also found.

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