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DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he didn't plan to spend the money to meet federal standards for prisons, I was surprised. Lake County is spending millions to get out from under the federal consent decree requiring improvements at the Lake County Jail.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Focus on correction, not punishment

A panel that looked at sentencing reform this month was advised that if judges and prosecutors seek lengthy prison terms, Indiana's prison population won't drop.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Be smart on crime, not just tough

GUEST COMMENTARY: Be smart on crime, not just tough

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the new criminal code bill (HEA 1006) and the expungement bill (HEA 1482), he said he wanted Indiana "to be the worst place in America to commit a serious crime and the best place, once you've done your time, to get a second chance."

October 23, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Senate must recalibrate scales of justice

Indiana's criminal code, no less than any other mechanism, requires periodic maintenance.

March 04, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Prisons are for correction, not just punishment

DOUG ROSS: Prisons are for correction, not just punishment

If you think sentencing reform is all about making the punishment fit the crime, you're not quite right. It's about making sure the criminal changes bad behavior, too.

August 30, 2011 12:00 am

Community Corrections director honored

CROWN POINT | A statewide public safety group has recognized two officials of the Lake County Community Corrections staff for professional excellence.

December 09, 2010 9:31 am

EDITORIAL: Weigh death penalty's deterrent value

Officials in Indiana and Illinois are rethinking capital punishment, but the way they're framing the discussion could be missing the chief argument for or against it.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am Related
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