Many law enforcement officials say drug abuse is fueling a surge in crime, and the challenges at jails only begin with an arrest.
Criminal code reform passed in 2014 is only one factor contributing to the exploding jail populations.
Indianapolis' mayor is proposing a slate of criminal-justice changes aimed at steering mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects into treatment instead of jail.
The recent escape of two convicted murderers from a New York prison is sparking security reform in Indiana.
WFIU/WTIU speaks to a Kokomo Tribune reporter about his series looking at why jails are becoming one of the main providers of mental health care in Indiana.
Indiana’s jails have phased out a set of standards that was two decades old.
The Indiana Senate’s Corrections Committee has begun discussion on a bill which addresses criminal sentencing reform.