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Noble County's new sheriff looking for new program for jail

Sheriff Max Weber took office January 1.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 9:33 PM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 10:44 PM

ALBION, Ind. (WFFT) - Noble County's new sheriff is looking at ways to keep people out of jail.

Sheriff Max Weber took office January 1.

He is looking at adding more programs to help inmates stay out of trouble, this one would be for people who are released from jail.

"Individuals, they come out and they really have no guidance," said Weber. "They can kind of help get inmates back in their communities being more productive citizens."

Right now there is room at the Noble County Jail, in fact it is taking inmates from neighboring counties.

Weber is hoping a 13 week program for people released from jail will help keep the jail population down.

"By showing that we as individuals can work with them, get them back out there, and get them the training they need," he said.

He thinks this will work and reduce the number of repeat offenders.

"That way they can get out there and actually be a part of society versus a burden to society," Weber said.

Weber is going to be trained on that program this weekend.

Right now there is no time table for when that will be implemented in Noble County.

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