STATEHOUSE (Oct. 13, 2022) — Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) today announced he has appointed State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) to serve as the next chair of the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law.
The Senate's corrections committee deals primarily with issues pertaining to the criminal justice system, criminal penalties and rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
“Sen. Freeman is well qualified to serve as the next chair of the Senate corrections committee given his broad and practical experience working in a variety of roles throughout Indiana's criminal justice system," Bray said. "Aaron is passionate about making sure our laws are fair for both victims of crimes and those accused, and I'm confident he will serve Hoosiers well as he takes on this important role."
Freeman, State Senator for District 32, has served on the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law since he was first elected to the Senate in 2016 and is a practicing attorney.
"Issues that come before the corrections committee can be complex and wide-reaching, so it's important our committee has robust discussions as we sift through issues pertaining to criminal behaviors, deterrence and rehabilitation," Freeman said. "I am grateful for the opportunity to chair this committee and pledge that we will always endeavor to put Hoosiers first as we continue to improve our justice system so it works well for all those affected by it."
Freeman assumes the role beginning today.
Bray added he is grateful for the contributions of State Sen. R. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis), former chair of the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law.
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Sen. Bray Contact: Molly Fishell, Communications Director
Sen. Freeman Contact: Charlie Tinkle, Senior Press Secretary