The pretrial release program aims to get more people into home detention and community corrections programs, in an effort to save money and jail space.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, plans to sponsor a bill that would boost mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes.
The Vigo County sheriff has formed a study committee to brainstorm ways to reduce overcrowding at the county jail.
Vigo County officials have approved a new ankle device that will make in-home detention an option for many of the jail's inmates.
The ACLU says the Vigo County Jail is housing more than the 268 inmates agreed to in 2002 court settlement.
Nearly 8 percent of inmates at the Marion County Jail reported being sexually abused by a jail staff member, according to a Department of Justice report.
The number of women in Indiana prisons has increased 50 percent in the past decade, mostly because of drug-related charges.
Officials are looking to expand its Johnson County Community Corrections center, which allows people to work while serving jail time.
What critics call a convoluted and error-prone sex offender registry may need a revamp.
As part of his sentence, Wood will undergo mental health counseling.