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February 16, 2018


Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ UDWI Investigation And Juvenile Justice

New allegations of the former UDWI CEO. Why some kids are ending up in the Department of Correction without having an attorney. Spencer's new LGBTQ center.

June 12, 2017


Ex-IMPD Officer Convicted In Fatal Crash Released From Prison

David Bisard was on duty with a blood alcohol level of 0.19 percent when his cruiser plowed into a group of motorcycles in 2010.

October 2, 2014


First-Time Offenders To Be Housed Separately In Prison

The state's program will also pair first-time offenders with mentors in hopes of keeping them from returning to prison after they are released.

April 17, 2014


Department Of Corrections Plans To Reduce Prison Population

The Indiana Department of Corrections developed a plan to reduce prison overpopulation by not accepting short term prisoners.

February 27, 2014


Court Order Prompts Prison Improvements For Mentally Ill

The Department of Corrections has increased mental health care for inmates and is building additional housing at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

January 15, 2014


Family Visits Could Improve Juvenile Delinquents’ Behavior

The Vera Institute for Justice is studying the effects Indiana's expanded visiting hours are having on incarcerated youth.

January 3, 2014


K-9 Officers Help Detect Illegal Cell Phones In Prisons

The dogs are trained to sniff out cell phone materials, batteries and SIM cards to keep the devices from entering the state's prisons.

July 24, 2013


Pendleton Prison Inmate Sues For Right To Group Prayer

The lawsuit is being filed after a judge ruled inmates at a federal prison must be allowed the right to group prayer.

June 4, 2013


Governor Encourages Companies To Hire Former Convicts

Gov. Mike Pence says if former convicts are employed, they are less likely to return to jail, which saves the state money.

March 8, 2013


Indiana Juvenile Recidivism Rate Drops After 2010 Peak

In 2012, 34 percent of juvenile offenders were rearrested within three years, compared to 39.2 percent in 2010.

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