INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County man convicted of Class C child molesting and sentenced to the maximum -- eight years in prison -- failed to persuade the Indiana Court of Appeals that he deserves a shorter prison term.
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."
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday clarified the process juvenile court judges must follow before a child who commits a sex crime can be added to the state's sex offender registry.
For the past several years, state legislators from both parties have been working with prosecutors, judges, public defenders and many other experts to reduce recidivism - the number of repeat offenders - in Indiana by overhauling the laws governing our criminal justice system. The end result…
Indiana's criminal code, no less than any other mechanism, requires periodic maintenance.
Indiana needs sentencing reform to restore balance to the criminal justice system. House Bill 1006 offers the right road map for change.
INDIANAPOLIS | Five years of bipartisan review, debate and negotiation paid off Wednesday as a House committee unanimously approved the first major overhaul of Indiana's criminal code since 1977.
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.
The Indiana Department of Correction must become more efficient and effective in delivering the services essential to reducing the number of inmates returning to overcrowded prisons. Smarter approaches to dealing with those incarcerated and in contact with our criminal justice system must be…
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