State Senator Jim Arnold Reappointed to Study Committees

Senator Jim Arnold

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) upon recommendation by Senate Democrat Leader Vi Simpson (D-Ellettsville), has reappointed State Senator Jim Arnold (D-LaPorte) as a member of the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee, the Criminal Code Evaluation Committee, and as a member of several other interim committees and commissions.

Arnold told WKVI News that he is eager to continue the work started last year by the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Committee and Criminal Code Evaluation Commission to address Indiana’s rising prison population and hopes the committee will look into lesser sentences for nonviolent offenders.

A topic that will be discussed is Indiana’s recidivism rate and how to manage the growth of the state’s prison population.