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.