As part of a settlement entered into in 2002, the Vigo County Sheriff and Commissioner agreed to a population cap of 268 on the Vigo County Jail and that prisoners should be allowed recreation three times a week. The population has greatly exceeded that amount and prisoners are not getting the requisite amount of recreation. In 2013, ACLU of Indiana filed a breach of contract action in state court to require the defendants to comply with the contract.
Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson ruled that the hazardous conditions in Vigo County jail result in the denial of basic human needs and violations of the U.S. Constitution's protections against cruel and unusual punishments.


Kenneth J. Falk

Date filed

August 1, 2013