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Indiana’s prison reform efforts contribute to local jail overcrowding

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several entities representing Indiana’s core criminal justice initiatives met with the Senate Courts and Criminal Law Committee Tuesday, where the group assessed the achievements and failures of recent prison reform efforts by the state. Namely, the committee called on these groups, including the Indiana Sheriffs Association, the Indiana Department […]

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Internet crimes bill approved in House committee needs infusion of funds

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A House committee unanimously passed a Senate bill that asks for $2 million to go toward investigations in internet crimes against children. Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield, authored Senate Bill 3 because he saw the grants to local law enforcement for internet crime investigations, such as child pornography and online […]