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Posts tagged criminal code reform

October 10, 2017

 

Merritt announced his 2018 legislative agenda Tuesday.

Merritt Pushes Dramatic Increases To Gun, Drug Crime Penalties

His proposal includes a minimum sentence of 10 years for anyone who deals drugs that contain fentanyl.

September 22, 2017

 

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Sheriffs: State Funding Needed To Help With Jail Overcrowding

Criminal code reform passed in 2014 is only one factor contributing to the exploding jail populations.

April 5, 2017

 

Pharmacy Drugs

House Vote To Crack Down On Heroin Dealers, Pharmacy Robbers

Critics argue the legislature is “backsliding” to previous, failed attempts to address the drug epidemic.

December 27, 2016

 

Attorney General-elect Curtis Hill (second from left) with a panel of experts on Indiana's drug epidemic.

Incoming AG Hill Wants ‘Strict Enforcement’ Of Drug Users

Incoming Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state shouldn’t abandon what he calls “strict enforcement” when it comes to addressing the drug epidemic.

April 4, 2016

 

Heroin and paraphernalia used to cook, prepare and inject heroin for confiscated in Indiana

Law Requires Minimum Sentences For Heroin And Meth Dealers

The law runs counter to the state’s criminal code reform which aimed to give judges more flexibility to suspend sentences, particularly of drug offenders.

December 14, 2015

 

Some of the architects of the state’s criminal code reform are more skeptical of the idea of raising penalties for drug dealers.

Some Lawmakers Skeptical On Raising Drug Dealing Penalties

Some of the architects of the state’s criminal code reform are more skeptical of the idea of raising penalties for drug dealers in Indiana.

January 26, 2015

 

Prison Cell

Potential Fight In Corrections Funding

A fight over funding may be looming at the General Assembly between local community corrections programs and the state Department of Correction.

April 10, 2013

 

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Criminal Code Amendment Would Restrict Judges’ Sentencing

When the criminal code bill came to the Senate floor, only the worst offenses, murder and level one felonies, were ineligible for suspended sentences.

March 25, 2013

 

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Criminal Code Reform Expected To Pass Despite Pence Concerns

Governor Mike Pence’s main issue with the bill is its reduction of penalties for low-level drug offenders.

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