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Analysis: Questions about corrections funding will persist to session’s end

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Analysis: Questions about corrections funding will persist to session’s end

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When lawmakers began talking several years ago about an overhaul of the state’s sentencing laws, the goal was to serve more low-level felons in community-based programs. The problem – just about everyone acknowledged at the time – is that those community programs are not set up to suddenly serve […]

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Bill would focus community corrections programs on addiction, mental health treatment

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lower level felons would get mental health and addiction help in their home communities under legislation the Indiana House approved unanimously Monday. House Bill 1006 – which now moves to the Senate – creates a structure through which millions of dollars are expected to flow to community corrections and […]

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Video & story: Committee approves bill to fund criminal justice programs

Committee approves funding for community-based corrections programs from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee passed a bill on Monday that would provide $50 million annually to be used by local governments for community-based rehabilitation programs for criminal offenders. HB 1006 received support from judges, sheriffs and others throughout the […]