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Indiana’s innocents ask for compensation after time lost to wrongful conviction

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, made a solemn promise to one of Indiana’s exonerated prisoners from his seat as chair of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee hearing Tuesday. “We’re going to do everything we can to help you,” the senator said. Young said this to Roosevelt Glenn, who […]

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Bill approved by House committee provides for tracking of rape kits

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would make it easier to track individual rape kits as they work their way through the criminal justice system was approved by a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 424, authored by Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield, expands an already existing Indiana Criminal Justice Institute database to include tracking of rape […]

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Electric bicycles are zipping through legislature

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS– A bill regarding a new way of transportation for Hoosiers rolled out of a Senate committee Tuesday morning. House Bill 1236, which regulates electric motorized bicycles, was passed 8-0 by the Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee. The bill, authored by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, would allow the “e-bikes” to […]