— A sweeping overhaul of Indiana's criminal sentencing law is on its way
to Gov. Mike Pence for final approval.
voted unanimously in favor of the changes Thursday, the last day of this
year's legislative session. The House previously approved the bill.
the revamped system will dish out harsher penalties for the worst
offenders and place nonviolent criminals in more appropriate correction
facilities. The revised code also could save the state money by reducing
the prison population.
have been reworking the current code for more than five years. This is the
first major overhaul of the system in more than three decades.