News Sections
Audio
Indiana Locks Up More Kids Than 44 Other States
Updated May 5, 2013 12:05 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana puts more juveniles behind bars than 44 other states.

The Indiana Youth Institute says Indiana incarcerates 46% more offenders under age 16 than the national average. Three-quarters of those offenders are nonviolent -- that ranks 13th in the nation.

Institute President Bill Stanczykiewicz says that's nothing to be proud of. He says other states use alternative sentencing to hook up nonviolent offenders with social services.

He says those programs have proven effective in reducing repeat offenses. Stanczykiewicz says Allen and Bartholomew Counties have gotten good results from alternative sentencing programs.

A Marion County program is just getting underway.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback