$27 million possible for jail expansion

The county can likely spend $27 million on an expansion to the Knox County Jail, members of a committee aimed at forging a path forward learned from financial advisors on Tuesday.


The jail committee — a group comprised mostly of elected and law enforcement officials — met at the community corrections building and heard from Oscar Gutierrez, founder and principal of Bondry Management Consultants in Carmel, who has been looking at the county’s revenue sources and creating options on how best to finance both an expansion to the jail and a new, adjacent building to house community corrections and the probation department.

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