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Friday, September 09, 2016

Ind. Gov't - More on: "This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined. Why?"

Updating this ILB post from September 2nd, which quoted a NYT story that in turn quoted the Dearborn County prosecutor:

“I am proud of the fact that we send more people to jail than other counties,” Aaron Negangard, the elected prosecutor in Dearborn County, said last year. “That’s how we keep it safe here.”
Mike Perleberg of the EagleCounty 99.3FM reported yesterday in a story headed "Prosecutor Stands Firm Following New York Times Feature," that:
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – It’s been an interesting seven days for Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard since The New York Times featured the county in an article focusing on the discrepancies in criminal sentencing between rural communities and the country’s largest cities.

“I’ve gotten my share of hate social media and emails, but actually the support has been overwhelmingly in favor of it,” Negangard told Eagle Country 99.3’s Bubba Bo on Thursday morning.

The prosecutor said being featured in the article is exciting, but he’s also concerned with some of the information that was not included by the reporters.

(ILB: the story includes more details, plus an audio interview)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 9, 2016 03:23 PM
Posted to Indiana Government