Lawmakers in the Indiana House have reached a deal on a major overhaul of Indiana's criminal sentencing laws.
The goal is to put more non-violent, low-level felons on work release and other local programs rather than sending them to prison. A Senate vote hasn't yet been scheduled. The overhaul wouldn't take effect until July 2014.
Supporters say they expect the Legislature will consider changes on specific crimes next year. Provisions of the bill would require more time in prison for those convicted of the most serious crimes.