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Grassroots group challenges jail plan, wants focus on jobs

November 7, 2014

Indianapolis Business Journal

October 31, 2014

by Kathleen McLaughlin

A grassroots, church-based organization is trying to stir up voter interest in the city’s plan for a new criminal justice complex and questioning the need to expand jail capacity.

The Indianapolis Congregational Action Network, or IndyCAN, is asking Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard not to build more jail space in the new complex, which could cost as much as $600 million, and trying to rally support for a “jobs not jails” platform.

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