Officials take first step toward alleviating overcrowding at county jail

Pictured: Hancock County Jail

HANCOCK COUNTY — Some relief from overcrowding could be coming to the Hancock County Jail.

After officials debated for months the potential liability issues tied to moving inmates to out-of-county facilities with open beds, the Hancock County Board of Commissioners this week gave jail officials permission to transfer inmates to other county jails.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or