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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