In 74 of the state’s 92 counties, local governments spent at least $240 million to lock up inmates in their local jails.
That’s according to the Vera Institute for Justice.
However, that $240 million figure is low as the Institute could not get jail costs data from other counties including Marion and Elkhart.
Indy Politics speaks with Jasmine Heiss and research associate Bea Halbach-Sing to get more details.
The Leon-Tailored Audio runs for about 20 minutes.