Legislators heard from rehabilitation center officials and ex-convicts on how best to reduce recidivism as they overhaul the state's criminal code.
Gov. Mike Pence says if former convicts are employed, they are less likely to return to jail, which saves the state money.
An Indianapolis defense lawyer says the number of DUIs has increased since the state lowered its legal blood alcohol level from .10 to .08 percent.
In 2012, 34 percent of juvenile offenders were rearrested within three years, compared to 39.2 percent in 2010.
More women than ever are going to prison in Indiana, and because the majority of women serve sentences of between two and 10 years, most of them will get out.
Under terms of a bill passed by the Indiana Senate Tuesday, some sex offenders would be required to wear GPS tracking devices.
Monroe County Sheriff Jim Kennedy and Jail Commander Bill Wilson appear at odds over whether the county needs a new jail or just a transitional facility.