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July 31, 2017

 

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Plans Unclear For Site Of Former Women’s Prison In Indiana

Indiana Department of Correction spokesman Doug Garrison says that for now the department plans to maintain the 15-acre property.

July 5, 2017

 

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Sheriff Starts Group To Deal With Overcrowded County Jails

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.

January 23, 2017

 

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Chief Medical Officer Of Indiana Prisons Held Overlapping Position

The overlapping position with a for-profit Illinois company provides health care to correctional facilities in more than a dozen states.

June 28, 2016

 

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Holy Cross College To Educate Prisoners Using Pell Grants

Holy Cross College was chosen to participate in a federal program that gives prisoners Pell grants to earn college credits and degrees.

June 2, 2016

 

Holy Cross already offers a college degree program at Westville Correctional Facility.

Holy Cross Hopes To Expand Prison Education Efforts

Holy Cross is one of more than 200 colleges that applied to participate in the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program.

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.

May 17, 2016

 

The Inside-Out class at Indianapolis Re-entry Educational Facility meets. The class is part of an international program that brings college students and incarcerated people together to learn.

College Class Inside Prison Aims To Bring Students Together

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.

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.

January 27, 2016

 

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ACLU Indiana, Department Of Corrections Reach Settlement

In 2012, a judge found that the treatment of mentally ill prisoners violated 8th amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

November 9, 2015

 

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Morning Headlines: Monday, November 9, 2015

'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

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