NOBLESVILLE — Hamilton County hosted a ribbon cutting Friday for its expansion of the county's jail.
The Hamilton County Jail received a $13.5 million expansion and added 120 beds allowing it to hold more than 400 inmates. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said a change in state law in 2016 caused an overcrowding problem at the jail.
That law requires lower-level felons to serve their terms in county jails rather than state prisons. The jail was built 25 years ago and held 296 inmates before the expansion.
The expansion also included an interior recreation area, classroom and medical support area.
Inmates will move into the new facility on July 8.