Sentencing reforms stir worry



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When the Hancock County Jail and the community corrections center are near capacity, as they were one day last spring, officials have no place to house fresh prisoners. Now that new guidelines call for low-level felony offenders to be housed in counties instead of state prisons, officials are bracing for a bottleneck of inmates. (Daily Reporter file photo)


GREENFIELD — The Indiana criminal code is set for a major overhaul July 1, and local authorities are working feverishly to realign resources in advance of the fast-approaching deadline.

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