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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.

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.

October 10, 2012

 

female prisoners walking

Legislators Could Change Sentencing For Low-Level Offenders

Legislators are considering sentencing people committing low-level felonies to probation rather than prison.

September 27, 2012

 

beyond the wire

A Walk Behind The Wire: Women In Indiana’s Prisons

The number of women in Indiana's prisons has risen in recent years. WFIU's three-part series takes a look at the consequences of the increase.

September 27, 2012

 

Latia Edwards at the grocery

Women With Felony Convictions Face Roadblocks After Release

More women than ever are going to prison in Indiana, and because the majority of women serve sentences of between two and 10 years, most of them will get out.

September 26, 2012

 

baby bottles and mother feeding baby

SERIES: Mothers Maintain Families While Serving Time

More than two-thirds of women in U.S. prisons are also mothers, and prison time can have devastating impacts on their families.

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.

September 10, 2012

 

prisoners

Department of Corrections Trains Prisoners In Coal Mining

The Department of Corrections recently graduated its first class of students under its vocational training program for prisoners.

September 3, 2012

 

prison bars

Study: Low-Level Felons Often Are Repeat Offenders

The finding could affect sentencing reform efforts in the Statehouse.

July 11, 2012

 

Ivy Tech representatives say the DOC wanted more staff for GED programs, like the one at Miami Correctional Facility (pictured), but couldnât allocate more funding to pay for it.

Ivy Tech Pulls Out of Prison GED Programs

The Department of Corrections and Ivy Tech allowed their two-year contract to expire after disagreements over funding and staffing.

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