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Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence revealed Tuesday the decision to close Camp Summit, a LaPorte paramilitary-style youth offender rehabilitation center, originated with the Indiana Department of Correction.

September 09, 2014 4:40 pm Related
Appeals court upholds maximum sentence for child molester

Appeals court upholds maximum sentence for child molester

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.

May 27, 2014 2:53 pm Related
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
Supreme Court sets process for putting children on sex offender registry

Supreme Court sets process for putting children on sex offender registry

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.

July 01, 2013 7:30 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

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…

March 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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

EDITORIAL: Balance Indiana's scales of justice

Indiana needs sentencing reform to restore balance to the criminal justice system. House Bill 1006 offers the right road map for change.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Reform of Indiana's criminal code clears first hurdle

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.

January 16, 2013 6:45 pm Related

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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

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana prison system hopes to reduce returns

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…

November 09, 2010 12:00 am
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