Overcrowding is becoming a major issue for the Knox County Jail.
Now city officials are working to raise money for a possible jail expansion project
Built just over a decade ago, the jail was destined to become overcrowded, housing only 200 beds.
To combat the overcrowding, the Knox County Council is considering a local income tax increase of two-tenths of a cent.
That increase would supply roughly $800,000 a year to pay for the project.
Currently, there are 265 inmates being held at the jail.