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Indiana officials brace for criminal code revise

from The Times

The first major overhaul of the state's criminal code in decades went into effect July 1. The changes come after a five-year review by the state's Criminal Code Evaluation Commission of sentencing laws. The major changes include increasing the current four levels of felonies to six. Sentencing guidelines also will call for the most serious felons to serve 75 percent of their sentences instead of 50 percent. Some local officials are worried about what the sentencing changes will mean for counties already working under tight budgets. more

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