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May 24, 2016

 

States need FCC permission to block cell signals.

Pence To FCC: Grant Autonomy In Ending Prison Cellphones

Cellphones that inmates have illegally in prison are universally seen as a security threat, but states need FCC permission to block cell signals.

April 29, 2016

 

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Report Links Parents’ Jailtime To Health Problems For Kids

11 percent of Hoosier children have a parent who has been incarcerated. A new report highlights the impact of a parent's time behind bars.

March 28, 2016

 

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Indiana Student Fights For Her Father Imprisoned In China

A Chinese student is continuing the fight to free her father from a life sentence in prison that she says is unfair.

December 29, 2014

 

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Monroe County Probation Pilot Program Could Be State Model

The pretrial release program aims to get more people into home detention and community corrections programs, in an effort to save money and jail space.

January 1, 2014

 

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Lawmaker Seeks To Increase Jail Time For Violent Crimes

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, plans to sponsor a bill that would boost mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes.

October 26, 2013

 

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Vigo County Jail Seeks Long-Term Solutions For Overcrowding

The Vigo County sheriff has formed a study committee to brainstorm ways to reduce overcrowding at the county jail.

October 22, 2013

 

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Vigo Co. To Reduce Jail Population With In-Home Detentions

Vigo County officials have approved a new ankle device that will make in-home detention an option for many of the jail's inmates.

August 19, 2013

 

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ACLU: Vigo County Jail Overcrowded Despite 2002 Settlement

The ACLU says the Vigo County Jail is housing more than the 268 inmates agreed to in 2002 court settlement.

May 17, 2013

 

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Marion County Jail Named Worst In US For Sexual Misconduct

Nearly 8 percent of inmates at the Marion County Jail reported being sexually abused by a jail staff member, according to a Department of Justice report.

September 25, 2012

 

A door in the Howard County Jail.

Drug-Related Charges Spark Rise In Female Incarcerations

The number of women in Indiana prisons has increased 50 percent in the past decade, mostly because of drug-related charges.

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