The lawsuit is being filed after a judge ruled inmates at a federal prison must be allowed the right to group prayer.
Gov. Mike Pence says if former convicts are employed, they are less likely to return to jail, which saves the state money.
In 2012, 34 percent of juvenile offenders were rearrested within three years, compared to 39.2 percent in 2010.
The ACLU is arguing the Department of Corrections does not provide adequate services for mentally ill people who come under their watch.
The number of prison inmates is actually one percent below its peak in 2010.
Under a proposal presented to the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission, the Department of Corrections would approve which courses inmates can take for credit.
Indiana’s jails have phased out a set of standards that was two decades old.
The man convicted of murdering a Bloomington woman has been transferred out of Monroe County because of the attention his case received.
Robert E. Lee must serve his parole in Bloomington, but the Department of Corrections has not found a place for him to live after his release.
The state Department of Corrections is being forced to end its college degree programs because of budget cuts.