Indiana Chief Justice supports state's reclassification efforts

BY Jon Mosher on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Indiana's chief justice during his annual State of the Judiciary Speech backs criminal justice reforms that propose to keep non-violent offenders out of the prisons system, reports the Indianapolis Star.  "Making good decisions about which offenders are so risky that a prison bed is the only sound solution and which ones can be treated adequately through local alternatives makes all the difference in the world for public safety, recidivism rates, employability of offenders and the dollars we spend on corrections."

Hat tip to Professor Norm Lefstein for directing our attention to this article.