Brent Dickson says the state needs to hire more judges and adopt newer technology to help reduce the current judges' caseloads.
Howard, Clark and Elkhart counties recently joined an initiative aimed at developing sentencing alternatives for juveniles who have committed crimes.
The number of women in Indiana prisons has increased 50 percent in the past decade, mostly because of drug-related charges.
As part of his sentence, Wood will undergo mental health counseling.
Winston Wood to be sentenced on Friday in Monroe County.
Tim Durham of Fair Finance is being tried in Indianapolis on charges of embezzlement.
Opening arguments are set to begin Monday. The trial is expected to last up to four weeks.
The court ruled a state law that requires a live operator on the phone before any recorded message does not violate the right to free speech.
Unrest in Egypt has prompted Indiana University authorities to encourage all IU students studying there to cut their semesters short.
Teen court allows students who admit a crime or offense to go before a jury of their peers.