In. Decides Many Juveniles Have Been Held Too Long


A potential release of up to 100 inmates from Indiana juvenile facilities includes 13 who resisted law enforcement and 12 who committed battery, says the Indianapolis Star. The Indiana Department of Correction said that burglary and theft were the other most common violations among those eligible for release under a program a department official calls “good correctional practice.”

An official said the new administration under Gov. Mitch Daniels had reviewed delinquents over age 18 and determined some had been there too long. “They’re seeing too many people stacking up,” he said. The average length of stay for all offenders was estimated at 15 months.


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