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Indiana Bill Would Help Inmates Obtain CDLs


A bill working its way through the Indiana legislature would give prisoners the opportunity to obtain a CDL.

The bill, Senate Bill 173, was authorized by Senator R. Michael Young. If passed, Senate Bill 173 would require the Indiana Department of Corrections to establish a training program for minimum-security inmates to learn trucking driving, plumbing, manufacturing and heating and cooling.

In addition, the state would be collaborating with commercial driving schools and businesses to provide inmates with on-the-job training.

The Indiana Senate and Criminal Law Committee approved the bill 9-1.

The bill is now headed to the Senate for approval.

The State House File


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