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Criminal code reform review: Low-level felonies soar, jails feel brunt in Indiana

from The Indiana Lawyer

The number of people serving time in local jails instead of the Department of Correction on low-level felony convictions rose 177 percent in the two years since Indiana's criminal code reform took effect, and 28 percent more were people convicted of the new Level 6 felony compared to the prior Class D felony. Those were among the findings presented to the General Assembly's interim Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code. more

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