(Courtesy of Trust for America’s Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Indiana is expected to face more severe storms, flooding, extreme heat, and tick-borne diseases in the future. But a new report said the state hasn’t done enough to prepare.

Rev. Robert Teszlewicz was doing everything right.

In the spring, he was off work, and followed the stay-at-home orders. When he went out to the store to buy groceries, he took extra care.

“I always wore a mask,” he says. “I wore gloves, I would go at a time when there was very few people there.”

But in early May, after being isolated for months, he wanted to see people. It was Mother’s Day, and a few family members were gathering to have coffee and visit.

New Indiana Rule Adds Risk Assessments For Booked Inmates

Jan 5, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Criminal justice officials say a new Indiana rule requiring that booked inmates be assessed to determine the risks or benefits of releasing them before trial is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails.

Criminal Rule 26 was adopted by the Indiana Supreme Court in 2017 but it didn’t take effect statewide until Jan. 1.

The new system requires that all inmates be released on bond or recognizance unless they present a "substantial risk of flight or danger to themselves or others."