Indiana Prisons No Longer Accepting D-Felons

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Indiana Prisons No Longer Accepting D-Felons

April 16, 2014 Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (21Alive) -- The Indiana Department of Corrections will no longer be accepting offenders convicted of D-felonies, starting July 1st.

According to RTV 6, offenders convicted of D-felonies who have been sentenced to 90 days or less will no longer be accepted into the DOC, starting July 1st, 2014. Next year on July 1st, 2015, the DOC will no longer accept D-felons sentenced to 1 year or less.

The measure was approved by the State Legislature in an attempt to reduce overcrowding in Indiana's State prisons.

Once concern of this measure is that local jails could become overcrowded with individuals convicted with D-felonies. The Indiana Sheriff's Association has expressed concern that local jails could become dumping grounds for inmates who belong in the prison system.

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