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Indy’s citizens received an enlightening talk from the new mayor. Mayor Joe Hogsett gave his first State of the City address Wednesday night. In it, he pushed for a broad overhaul of Marion County’s criminal justice system. Hogsett announced the creation of a new task force that’ll make recommendations to the Criminal Justice Planning Council for adoption by the end of the year.

In the speech, he also said it’s time for a new jail because the current jail is “out-of-date, inefficient and unsafe.” Hogsett told the audience that the poor facility makes the jail’s overcrowding crisis worse. There’s no word yet on a price tag.

Something else that he is moving forward on right now, is installing 100 new streetlights in Indy in the next 30 days. Hogsett has lifted a three-decade moratorium on new streetlights that was put in place to save money.

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