Sentencing after probation revocation

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Head’s SB 319 on sentencing after probation revocation removing the statutory provision requiring the commission of a new criminal offense from the probation revocation statute concerning Level 6 offenses. … [Read more...]

Regional holding facility

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Frye’s HB 1065 on creating a regional holding facility. The bill provides that a county sheriff may contract with the Department of Correction (DOC) to transfer a confined jail offender from a county jail to a … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1078 on commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC by Rep. Steuerwald. This bill provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the Department of Correction (DOC) if the person is a violent … [Read more...]

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...]