But Chris Johnston of KSM Consulting told lawmakers most of those offenders are ending up in county jails, rather than community corrections and probation programs. The KSM study found the state’s $11 million estimated annual prison savings are largely consumed by the nearly $9.5 million it pays to counties holding low-level felons in jail.
Republican Sen. Mike Young of Indianapolis says 2014 overhaul’s intent wasn’t to shift those offenders to jails.
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