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The undersigned organizations write to express opposition to legislation currently under consideration by your committee - SB 36, which would create a publicly available registry for residents with a prior felony conviction. NACDL is a signatory.
NACDL's 2018 Memo to Indiana Public Defense Task Force
A report by the Sixth Amendment Center, commissioned by NACDL and supported by the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice and Koch Industries. [Released October 2016]
Policies and rulings on lengthy imprisonment terms in Indiana.
Public defense issues and developments in Indiana
Information on the policy and history of recording custodial interrogations in Indiana.
Restoration of Rights, Pardon, Expungement & Sealing
Letter to the Indiana House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code on SB 36, which would create a registry for people with a prior felony conviction.