COLUMBUS, Ind. — Overcrowding at the Bartholomew County Jail has grown from an occasional problem into a nearly a daily occurrence.

From May through October, the average occupancy was 228 — four short of capacity, jail commander Maj. John Martoccia said.

The largest number of inmates held at one time was 263 on Sept. 17, Martoccia said.

Please read Tuesday’s edition of The Republic for more details.