From most Hoosiers’ perspective, state prisons — while an unfortunate reflection of the impact of crime — provide jobs in local communities. But they can be financial burdens on the budgets of the counties in which the prisons are located.
However, the appellate court acknowledged that counties have no control if a prisoner is placed in that county.
The ruling will assist communities like Madison County control their court costs.
Doing the time for doing a crime is a well-known axiom. There are still endless consequences of becoming a felon. Now, however, Madison and similar counties have support in reducing some of the additional costs of crime to this community.
More online To read a recent Herald Bulletin news article about the decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals, visit heraldbulletin.com and search for "appeals court OKs."