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November 21, 2017

 

A group rallied at the statehouse Tuesday in support of hate crimes legislation, which has failed to pass during previous sessions.

Indiana Groups Continue Push For Hate Crimes Legislation

Indiana is one of only five states without a hate crimes law.

November 21, 2017

 

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11 Jail Workers Treated With Narcan After Fentanyl Exposure

A Fort Wayne sheriff says 11 of his jail employees were treated with an overdose antidote after being exposed to smoke containing the opioid fentanyl.

November 21, 2017

 

The idea to distribute tablets to adult inmates came after the successful implementation of a tablet program at Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility.

Indiana Recommends Bid For Prison Computer Tablets

According to the bid, the state could make $750,000 off the deal.

November 17, 2017

 

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A New ICE Detention Center Could Locate In Elkhart

A new Immigration and Customs Detention Center could be headed to Elkhart in northern Indiana.

November 16, 2017

 

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Vigo Co. Council Tables Vote To Fund Study Of Judiciary System

The request asked for $150,000 to finance an independent study that would examine the local county jail and courts to find solutions for overcrowding.

November 16, 2017

 

The opioid epidemic is contributing to the increase in children in need of services cases.

Pilot Program Aims To Get Children Out Of Welfare System Quickly

The program will help address the drastic increase in the number of children in need of services, or CHINS, cases.

November 15, 2017

 

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Former IN School Custodian Gets 6 Years For Sex With Student

A former custodian at a central Indiana school has been sentenced to six years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

November 13, 2017

 

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Coroner: Bartholomew Co. Inmate Died From Meth Overdose

The Bartholomew County Coroner says an inmate death at the Bartholomew County Jail last month was the result of a meth overdose and pre-existing conditions.

November 13, 2017

 

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Transgender Inmate Sues Indiana For Hormone Therapy

A transgender inmate is suing the Indiana Department of Correction commissioner over denied requests for hormone therapy.

November 9, 2017

 

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Indiana Judge Issues Injunction In Immigration Detentions

A federal judge has barred the Marion County Sheriff's Office from detaining people in Indianapolis based solely on requests by immigration officials.

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