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Friday, August 16, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "State legislators are bringing in a third party to analyze what impact the criminal code overhaul will have on prison populations"

So reports Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Media in a story today. A quote:

Indiana’s Legislative Services Agency, the General Assembly’s nonpartisan analysis group, and the Department of Correction fundamentally disagree on the issue. DOC predicts a steadily increasing incarcerated population, while LSA’s projections show an initial decline in prison numbers.

State Representative Greg Steuerwald, R-Danville, says lawmakers are bringing in an independent, third party firm called Applied Research Services, which has conducted similar studies in other states. Steuerwald says part of the struggle with developing a clear answer to House Bill 1006’s impact is the antiquated data gathering systems the DOC has to work with.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 16, 2013 11:45 AM
Posted to Indiana Government