State Lawmakers Considering Bail Restructuring Bill

Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill to restructure how Indiana handles setting bail for accused criminals.

At its core, the bill’s premise is to protect Hoosiers from violent offenders who make bail and get out of jail by clarifying and expanding when a judge can deny bail in criminal cases.

The bill is a constitutional amendment, which means it has a longer and tougher hill to climb.

In order to pass constitutional amendment, two consecutively elected General Assemblies need to approve the bill before it can be put on the ballot for Hoosiers to vote on.