Topical look: drug courts as alternatives to incarceration

As noted in a recent media story, Indiana officials have been long-time adherents of drug courts, with the state first establishing such entities a generation ago, back in 1996. Unfortunately, one of those courts is now scheduled to close. The rationale behind drug courts is direct and simple, and...

NFL stadium arrests: Are they serious?

While the Colts don't make many "Top 10 Unruly Fans" lists, we are not without our brushes with the law. From rushing the field to alcohol-fueled fights in the stands, every NFL stadium has its fair share of aggressive, unruly behavior. In the 2011-12 season, for example, at Lucas Oil Stadium, 64 fa...

Criminal law reform group to give Indiana some Twitter love

Thanks to the U.S. Justice Action Network (JAN), Indiana is in for a bit of warm fuzzies this month, as the reform group has recognized the state for its efforts to improve criminal sentencing and outcomes. That warmth might just morph into a bit of heat for the state's national legislators represe...