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Last night, an example of preventing a gunman entering the Dubois County Community Corrections facilities with such easy access was one of the concerns discussed with the Dubois County Council by county Chief Probation Officer, Jennifer Lampert.

Lampert provided an example of her department having dealing with a client that accessed different entrances to the facility and says had there been a gunman during that occasion the series of events would have turned out a lot differently.

Lampert adds that while the purpose of their department is to help their clients to stay out of jail through probation guidance Lambert would like to see more protective safety measures.

Lampert shared concerned for her staff and requested a $6,000 appropriation for more security with a probationary window and door access control implementation. The council approved the request.

Mean while Sheriff Donny Lampert also addressed the council by saying his department continues to focus on helping people avoid incarceration. At the same time for those individuals who continue to commit crimes, Lampert says these actions have increased the population of inmates in the Dubois County Community Corrections Center.

Sheriff Lampert says ever since March of this year the inmate count arrived around the 80s of people lodged in the facility.

Based upon the increase of people going to jail the Sheriff asked the board if there are any funds specifically placed for this type of issue. As he presented data of men and women inside the jail he also gave examples of possibly adding cell blocks if funds were available.

Lampert noted that he was told by the state that once a facility like the Dubois County Security Center hits 80% of their capacity they need to consider expanding their jail space.

The council agreed that for the moment they would wait till the state mandates the expansion of the facility.

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