(Indianapolis, IN) - A Westville prison appears to be on the way. A state budget committee has approved the spending of $400 million to rebuild the prison.
According to the Indiana Department of Correction, the 76 year old prison will be demolished and rebuilt at the same site. The prison holds about 3,700 offenders. It was originally constructed as a mental health facility.
Funding was included in the 2022-23 budget approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor.