NEW LAWS IMPACT CRIMINAL SENTENCING: Felony classifications increase from four to six

WHITLEY COUNTY — Due to new Indiana State legislation local communities may experience a large influx of prisoners. Changes to the Indiana Criminal Code took effect July 1. The changes make it so that criminal defendants sentenced to 90 days or less of incarceration cannot go to a state prison, rather they must serve their time in a county correctional facility. To read the rest of this story, see the July 18 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.