Governor Mike Pence extrudes crime in Indiana



Police investigate a homicide involving three people in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo courtesy of MCT Campus

Just within 100 hours of 2016, Indianapolis marked its first homicide, three days earlier than last year’s.

At the end of 2015 Indiana set a dangerous record of 144 homicides, making it the most hostile year. The previous high was in 1998 with 143 homicides recorded by police.

“[If I were to handle Indiana’s crime] I would probably put a strict control on guns. Seeing those are very accessible lately.” Sophomore, Alayla Baker said.

Governor Mike Pence announced that he will expand services for offenders’ re-entry into society and co-sponsoring in reducing recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. Around 650,000 women and men leave State and Federal prisons almost every year. Often encountering the same pressures and situations they faced before they even went to prison, more than two thirds of them are arrested just within three years of their release. The Second Chance Act helps give those men and women the counseling, training and financial support they need to acquire and redeem well-paid jobs.