Search underway for addiction coordinator for jail

The fight against addiction continues locally.

A search is underway for an addiction coordinator for the Bartholomew County Jail. Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane with the sheriff’s department says a lot of work has gone into creating this position.

Lane explains that whoever is hired for this position will need to be able to hit the ground running and help develop plans to help those inmates who want treatment.

The position will be funded equally by the city and the county.

Plans are to open additional space in the jail so that those receiving treatment can be segregated from other inmates. Officials say that once the hire is made, inmate treatment should begin next year.