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Supreme Court: Community Corrections can’t revoke good time credit

Directors of community corrections programs do not have authority to revoke inmates’ good time credit as a disciplinary measure because the Indiana Department of Correction has not yet delegated that authority to community corrections programs, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday. The decision reversed rulings in the trial court and Court of Appeals.

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COA affirms revocation of good time credit

A man whose disciplinary actions resulted in the loss of good time credit in a county community corrections program was not entitled to have that credit restored when his probation was revoked and he was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided Monday.

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Pro se inmate wins appeal of sentence modification

An inmate’s pro se legal briefs arguing for a modification of his 70-year drug sentence impressed the Indiana Court of Appeals, who granted him another chance to make his case that he deserves leniency as a model prisoner who made the best of his time behind bars.

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COA affirms probation revocation

A man failed to persuade the Indiana Court of Appeals that revocation of his probation on a drug charge was barred by the doctrine of res judicata because his placement in community corrections had already been revoked.

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Vanderburgh work release program takes on new direction

Since July 2015 the Vanderburgh County work release program has undergone a metamorphosis under a cooperative agreement between the sheriff’s office and the county’s treatment courts. That is when Superior Judge Wayne Trockman and Circuit Court Judge David Kiely took over daily operations and rechristened it Therapeutic Work Release to reflect its new focus on rehabilitation.

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