Tippecanoe County Jail

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Tippecanoe County officials hope to start an addiction recovery program focusing on treating individuals while they’re in jail.

Inmates whose case is pending would apply to participate, then spend at least 90 days in a quarantined area where they’d receive intensive therapy, according to Dearborn County officials – who say their own such program has been a success.

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Law enforcement officials are revamping the Tippecanoe County jail’s visitation system, beginning next week.

A web portal will allow scheduling of onsite visits with an inmate and a remote visit function, via a Skype-like video feed. A video-chat will cost $4 for ten minutes or $10 for 25 minutes. Visitors can register a “visit” online or via kiosk in the department lobby.

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Inmates at the Tippecanoe County Jail will soon have access to expanded health care services.

The county has entered into a contract with Muncie-based Quality Correctional Care to manage the facility’s medical staff.

Sheriff Barry Richard says the agreement includes a 60% increase in mental health treatment hours and a 35% increase in skilled nursing hours.

He says it also takes the responsibility of hiring nurses away from jail staff.

Improved Health Care In The Works For County Jail Inmates

Feb 4, 2015
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Inmates at the Tippecanoe County Jail could soon have access to expanded health care services.

Newly-elected sheriff Barry Richard is continuing with a proposal that was in the works before he took office.

Richard presented a 14-page proposal to County Commissioners last month in his first meeting in his new role.

In addition to making an outside company responsible for keeping the three nursing positions staffed, the plan calls for expanded mental health services.