New class-action lawsuit aims to end for-profit prosecutions in Indiana

A new federal class action lawsuit from the Institute for Justice (IJ) aims to end a corrosive feature of Indiana’s civil-forfeiture system: the practice of giving private lawyers a personal financial stake in forfeiture prosecutions. Unlike every other state in the nation, Indiana outsources forfeiture prosecutions to private lawyers on a “contingency fee” basis. Forfeit … Continue reading New class-action lawsuit aims to end for-profit prosecutions in Indiana