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A long-time champion of mental health services hopes to see a new psychiatric center in Evansville. 

During Monday’s discussion involving sheriffs, state legislators, and other officials at the Vanderburgh County Jail, a frequent topic was mental health.

"I know that they are looking at the opportunity for us to eventually build a new Children's Psychiatric Center on the grounds of the Evansville State Hospital," said Indiana State Senator Vaneta Becker. 

The new center would replace the 52-year-old facility on East Morgan Ave.

Photo Essay: Evansville River Front

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Austin A. Lewis

Only some of the most hard core Hoosiers made it out to Dress Plaza on the Evansville riverfront Tuesday.

Air conditioned buildings called the majority of the masses inside during the near 90 degree weather. Not a single kite was flying over the water as the blistering heat took the wind away from the day.

Still, that didnt stop the few dozen or so people who made their way out to the river to soak up some sun while taking a jog, or enjoying a good book with their lunch. 

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Sheriffs from southwest Indiana presented their needs to state legislators and local leaders Monday. 

The so-called roundtable discussion – actually conducted in a rectangle – was hosted by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

ISA Executive Director – and former Knox County Sheriff -- Steve Luce told the gathering about a new kind of inmate. "Nothing seems to really keep them out of jail.  They get used to it. It's just a revolving door."

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