Indiana Department of Corrections en Criminal Code Grant Plan Heads to Full Senate <p>Follow-up legislation to last year’s criminal code overhaul bill is headed to the Senate floor after a committee Thursday added potential funding help for local communities.</p><p>The purpose behind the state’s criminal code overhaul was in part to divert low-level offenders away from prison and into local community corrections programs.&nbsp; But so far, the General Assembly hasn’t done much to provide those local programs more money.&nbsp;</p><p>Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley says, for now, the legislature can begin to address local needs by creating a grant program.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:05:34 +0000 Brandon Smith 27118 at Criminal Code Grant Plan Heads to Full Senate State to Help Disabled Offenders Reintegrate After Prison <p>A new collaboration between the Indiana Department of Correction and a division of the state’s Family and Social Services Administration is aimed at helping developmentally disabled offenders transition more smoothly to life outside prison.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:24:01 +0000 Brandon Smith 18650 at