Drug treatment program for male inmates seeking grant funding

A drug-addiction treatment program for indigent male inmates in the Columbus area could open as soon as this fall.

Bartholomew County Community Corrections is seeking $194,600 to fund the substance-abuse treatment program in the Bartholomew County Jail, court services director Brad Barnes said.

Those funds are included in Community Corrections’ $1.84 million request for funding from the Indiana Department of Correction, Barnes told the Bartholomew County commissioners Monday.

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress (ASAP) in Bartholomew County, as well as Sheriff Matt Myers and local judges, all had input into the application before it was presented to the county commissioners for their endorsement, Barnes said.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.