Indiana Department of Correction spokesman Doug Garrison says that for now the department plans to maintain the 15-acre property.
Sheriffs say one of the major issues is that the state pays local jails just $35 per day to house low-level Department of Corrections inmates.
The overlapping position with a for-profit Illinois company provides health care to correctional facilities in more than a dozen states.
Holy Cross College was chosen to participate in a federal program that gives prisoners Pell grants to earn college credits and degrees.
Holy Cross is one of more than 200 colleges that applied to participate in the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program.
Cellphones that inmates have illegally in prison are universally seen as a security threat, but states need FCC permission to block cell signals.
The class is part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a program that brings college students and incarcerated people together with one goal: learning.
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.
In 2012, a judge found that the treatment of mentally ill prisoners violated 8th amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment.
'Recovery Works' is a new program that is paying for convicted felons to attend drug and mental health treatment centers instead of being sent to jail or prison