Unfortunately, the drug epidemic does not seem to be slowing down. In turn, overcrowding at the Madison County Detention Center is not going away either.
Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor wants to “move from maintaining a place where we house inmates and create a place where we heal inmates.”
The Jail Task Force, which was commissioned by Taylor, recommends building a new jail in their report. With overcrowding a key issue, the lack of space limits the county’s ability to provide programs that could significantly reduce the number of repeat offenders, whether it is substance abuse prevention programs, educational training or faith-based counseling.
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