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April 17, 2014

 

Prison Bars

Department Of Corrections Plans To Reduce Prison Population

The Indiana Department of Corrections developed a plan to reduce prison overpopulation by not accepting short term prisoners.

February 27, 2014

 

Pendleton Correctional Facility

Court Order Prompts Prison Improvements For Mentally Ill

The Department of Corrections has increased mental health care for inmates and is building additional housing at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

January 15, 2014

 

student in handcuffs

Family Visits Could Improve Juvenile Delinquents’ Behavior

The Vera Institute for Justice is studying the effects Indiana's expanded visiting hours are having on incarcerated youth.

January 3, 2014

 

Police dog

K-9 Officers Help Detect Illegal Cell Phones In Prisons

The dogs are trained to sniff out cell phone materials, batteries and SIM cards to keep the devices from entering the state's prisons.

July 24, 2013

 

pendleton correctional facility

Pendleton Prison Inmate Sues For Right To Group Prayer

The lawsuit is being filed after a judge ruled inmates at a federal prison must be allowed the right to group prayer.

June 4, 2013

 

Governor Pence

Governor Encourages Companies To Hire Former Convicts

Gov. Mike Pence says if former convicts are employed, they are less likely to return to jail, which saves the state money.

March 8, 2013

 

juvenile offender at Madison Correctional Facility

Indiana Juvenile Recidivism Rate Drops After 2010 Peak

In 2012, 34 percent of juvenile offenders were rearrested within three years, compared to 39.2 percent in 2010.

January 3, 2013

 

Rockville fence

ACLU: DOC Needs Better Treatment For Mentally Ill

The ACLU is arguing the Department of Corrections does not provide adequate services for mentally ill people who come under their watch.

November 28, 2012

 

Miami Correctional Facility

Dept. Of Corrections: State Prison Population Flattens Out

The number of prison inmates is actually one percent below its peak in 2010.

October 18, 2012

 

prisoners with books

State Could Give DOC Power To Approve College Credits

Under a proposal presented to the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission, the Department of Corrections would approve which courses inmates can take for credit.

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