Inmates Successfully Moved into New Jail

IMG_5128The 62 inmates in the Starke County Jail spent their first night in the county’s new $15 million, state-of-the-art facility.

Sheriff Bill Dulin says yesterday’s move of prisoners from the old jail in downtown Knox to the new one east of town went smoothly yesterday. It was done in shifts. Each group of inmates was brought into the new facility in handcuffs and placed in a holding cell until jail staff could strip-search them. Afterward they were given new jail uniforms and shoes, issued new bed linens and toiletries and taken to their new cells.

The old building across from the courthouse will soon be renovated into office space for Starke County Community Corrections and the county probation department.

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