FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Noah Alatza, Coverdale Consulting
Commissioners: Justice Commission Report is Inaccurate
BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (June 2, 2022) — The Boone County Commissioners will meet in a joint session with the County Council this evening to discuss a report released in early May regarding the jail expansion project. The Commissioners on Thursday issued the following statement ahead of the meeting.
“We are hopeful to find an expeditious resolution to this matter, but we are frustrated. We have been calling for months on the Council’s leadership to move forward with the jail expansion project, and have continuously warned Council members about the growing costs our county taxpayers will endure if delays persist.
The Commissioners also recognize that growing developments in the area and increases in population warrant an expanded justice center to keep up with demand for inmates, mental health resources, a coroner’s office and more.
The Boone County Commissioners believe the Justice Commission’s report is inaccurate and there has not been any support provided to substantiate their conclusions. It also appears from news reports, the report itself is controversial even among the members named to the commission.
The “Boone County Justice Commission Report” does not provide a reference list identifying any professional or expert analysis or review. The report also does not have data to support any of their conclusions.”
The Boone County Justice Commision meeting will be held tonight at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Lebanon City Building, Council Chambers at 401 S. Meridian Street. Members of the media are welcome to attend.