Indiana Hopes To Cut Its Prison Costs

By Scott Sarvay

December 1, 2010 Updated Dec 1, 2010 at 7:16 PM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Overhauling the state's criminal sentencing system is just one of many suggestions being considered by Indiana lawmakers hoping to trim the cost, associated with the over-crowded state prisons.

Next year's budget for the Department of Corrections Is 1.3 percent more than this year's, coming-in at little over $667 million.

Governor Daniels says he'd like lawmakers to take a closer look at sentence modifications as a means to cut down on the prison population.

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