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Shelby County Jail At Full Capacity, Has Been For Awhile

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on area correctional facilities. 


The IDOC is ceasing inmate intake from county jails due to high case loads of COVID-19. That is starting to burden city and county correctional facilities, according to Shelby County Sheriff Brian McReynolds. 

McReynolds says that the state will reimburse correctional centers – the question is how much. 

He adds that many counties spend more than $35 a day per inmate. 

McReynolds says that any reimbursement the county receives is from keeping up to jail standards. 

Sheriff McReynolds appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show from studios in downtown Shelbyville. 

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