The Indiana Department of Corrections reported that convicted murder Dustin
McCowan has been transferred to Pendleton Correction Facility where he will
serve his 60 year sentence.
The prison, which is one of four in the state that is maximum-level, is
located in Madison County and is about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
The offender search on the DOC’s website says that McCowan’s “earliest
possible release date” is Sept. 17, 2041, exactly 30 years after he was
taken into custody. McCowan gets a one day credit off his sentence for each
day of good behavior. His defense attorney John Vouga has said that McCowan
could be released sooner than 30 years by successfully completing credit
programs offered by the DOC.
Porter County Superior Court Judge William Alexa imposed a 60-year sentence
on March 28 after McCowan was found guilty by a jury trial in the murder of
Portage resident Amanda Bach on Sept. 16, 2011.