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Sheriff blames 'mini-riot' at LaPorte Co. jail on budget troubles

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An update on the ongoing sage at the LaPorte County Jail.

Sheriff Michael Mollinhauer says last weekend there was a "mini-riot."  He blamed it on a decision by the county council to refuse extra money for the overtime budget.

The sheriff says he wants to avoid a repeat of the mini-riot this weekend.  He's pulled a patrol officer off the street to work in the jail to help out. 

He's also asking judges for a list of non-violent offenders.  There's a possibility he'll work to get them released early due to overcrowding.

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