Indiana to close Henryville Correctional Facility

Indiana to close Henryville Correctional Facility

HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Changes in how the State of Indiana houses its prisoners means a Clark County correctional facility will be closed by  the end of the month.

Henryville Correctional Facility, a minimum security facility that opened in 1961, currently houses 140 prisoners and has a staff of 36.

According to the Indiana Department of Corrections, bills passed in the statehouse require the lowest-level felony offenders to be housed at country jails has dropped its number of prisoners statewide by around 4 percent.
   
Staff members from Henryville will be offered vacant positions at neighboring facilities.

While the state says the move will save taxpayers money State Rep. Terry Goodin (D-Austin) said local residents will have to pay more for services, including litter pickup and upkeep on vacant lots.

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