The class is part of a national program, called Inside Out, which trains university instructors to work in prisons and jails.
Families of inmates often pay high costs for phone calls and other technological communication services. They say the costs add up quickly.
The state will perform its own internal auditing, forfeiting about $350,000 in federal grant money annually.
More than six percent of adults in Indiana correctional facilities are veterans.
The Indiana Senate’s Corrections Committee has begun discussion on a bill which addresses criminal sentencing reform.