Hardin County Jail

The Hardin County Jail is located in Eldora.

The Hardin County Jail, which serves as the state's largest detention center for immigration detainees, may stop housing long-term federal detainees if a new contract can't be negotiated.  

Jail Administrator Nick Whitmore said new standards put in place by the federal government in 2019 have raised the cost of housing prisoners in the long-term. He estimated new mental health and medical requirements would cost the jail between $100,000 and $150,000 each year. The jail recently informed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement it plans to end its current contract and is in the process of negotiating another - although no new contract is guaranteed. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

(1) comment


Jail Administrator says that "new standards put in place by the federal government in 2019 has raised the cost of housing prisoners in the long-term". BJ Hoffman's statement about President Biden's policies having something to do with these increased costs is weird. President Biden did not officially become the Democrat's official nominee for president until August 2020. What does Hoffman even mean by his statement if the new standards were put in place in 2019? Mr. Hoffman's statement makes no sense.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.