Victim notification

S.E.A. 239, P.L. 55 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that if the discharge or release date of an offender is changed during the 40-day notification period before an offender's planned discharge or release, the Department of Correction shall notify the victim as soon … [Read more...]

Department of Correction wardens

S.E.A. 387, P.L. 67 Effective: July 1, 2017 Changes Indiana Code references to the "superintendent" of a state penal facility or correctional institution to "warden". The full law is available at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/387 … [Read more...]

Commitment to the DOC for a Level 6 felony

H.E.A. 1010, P.L. 7 Effective: March 29, 2017 Amends the law limiting the circumstances under which a person convicted of a Level 6 felony can be committed to the Department of Correction (DOC). Provides that a person convicted of a Level 6 felony can be committed … [Read more...]

Victim notification

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 239 on victim notification.  Sponsor Rep. Friend explained that the bill provides that if the discharge or release date of an offender is changed during the 40-day notification period before an offender's planned … [Read more...]

Department of Correction wardens

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Tomes present SB 387 sponsored by Rep. Washburne, changing the Indiana Code references from superintendent to Department of Correction wardens.  The bill passed 10-0. Read the bill at:  … [Read more...]

Commitment to the DOC for a Level 6 felony

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1010 on commitment to the DOC for a Level 6 felony.  Sponsor Sen. Young explained that the bill amends the law limiting the circumstances under which a person convicted of a Level 6 felony can be committed to … [Read more...]

Low level offenses

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Young’s SB 425 on low level offenses. The bill reduces from a Level 6 felony to a Class A misdemeanor several crimes concerning elections and repeals the provision that makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a bar … [Read more...]

Lifetime parole

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Zakas’ SB 38 on lifetime parole. Sen. Zakas explained that the bill requires sexually violent predators released on lifetime parole to be placed on 24-hour GPS monitoring, changes the Level 6 felony for a … [Read more...]