Jail Overcrowding Task Force

Purpose | Meetings | Documents | Members | Staff Contact

Purpose

The County Jail Overcrowding Task Force was established in 2019 (IC 11-12-6.8) to conduct a statewide review of jail overcrowding and identify common reasons and possible local, regional and statewide solutions. The task force will also study the issue of reducing recidivism for convicted felons in county jails by offering programs that address mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment, education, and other evidence-based approaches.

The task force shall submit a report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council by December 1, 2019.

Meetings

The Task Force has welcomed public comment on the issue of jail overcrowding. They set aside time during each public meeting to hear in-person testimony and accepted public written comments until Friday, November 8. See below for videos of the public meetings.

Past Meetings

November 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Anderson University - York Performance Hall
Anderson, IN

October 30, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central)
Ivy Tech Community College - Auditorium
Valparaiso, IN

September 30, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
French Lick Resort
French Lick, IN

Documents

Minutes

Members

Hon. Steven H. David, Chair
Indiana Supreme Court
(Chief Justice's Designee)

Rep. Greg Steuerwald
Indiana House District 40

Rep. Ragen Hatcher
Indiana House District 3

Sen. Mike Gaskill
Indiana Senate District 26

Sen. J.D. Ford
Indiana Senate District 29

Tracy A. Brown
Tippecanoe County Commissioner

Douglas Huntsinger
Office of the Governor

Ralph Watson
Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties

Commissioner Robert Carter
Indiana Department of Correction

David Powell
Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Bernice Corley
Indiana Public Defender Council

Sheriff Brett Clark
Hendricks County

Superintendent Doug Carter
Indiana State Police

 

Staff Contact

Michelle Goodman, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
317-232-1313
michelle.goodman@courts.in.gov