The Department of Corrections has increased mental health care for inmates and is building additional housing at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.
Law enforcement has apprehended a man in Indiana who escaped a Michigan prison yesterday.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, plans to sponsor a bill that would boost mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes.
State legislators are bringing in a third party to analyze what impact the criminal code overhaul will have on prison populations.
A judge previously ordered a federal prison in Terre Haute to allow Muslim inmates to participate in daily group prayer.
The ACLU has filed a petition to hold a federal prison in Terre Haute in contempt of court for not allowing Muslim inmates to pray together five times a day.
The ACLU is arguing the Department of Corrections does not provide adequate services for mentally ill people who come under their watch.
Under a proposal presented to the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission, the Department of Corrections would approve which courses inmates can take for credit.
Legislators are considering sentencing people committing low-level felonies to probation rather than prison.
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.