Cody Morris and Troy Thomas were incarcerated at a minimum security facility in Edinburgh and were part of a trash pick-up crew working in the Columbus area.
Changes made to the Indiana Criminal code set to take effect this summer will place a renewed emphasis on Community Corrections.
At the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in southern Indiana, one teacher is encouraging her students to look for science everywhere.
The Department of Corrections recently graduated its first class of students under its vocational training program for prisoners.
The DOC expects to sign contracts with the two colleges, and officials say the new colleges will take over August 1.
The Department of Corrections and Ivy Tech allowed their two-year contract to expire after disagreements over funding and staffing.
While Indiana does not have the kind of automatic law the court struck down, the ruling could still impact sentencing for juveniles in lower courts.
Department heads say they don't need as many staff as they had five years ago but admit some jobs now take longer to do or have been outsourced.