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March 23, 2018


3 Former Prison Workers Face Charges Over Beating Of Inmate

Authorities say three former employees of the Pendleton Correctional Facility face criminal charges in connection with the beating of an inmate and the attempt to cover it up.

February 16, 2018


Program Gives Kids In Juvenile Detention Lesson In Legal Rights

Since the program started in April 2017, attorneys have found at least 7 kids who didn't have an attorney when they should have.

January 29, 2018


First Class Graduates From New Prison Welding Program

All ten women who enrolled in their program received a welding certificate.

January 16, 2018


State Adopts Coding Program For Prisoners

The program is designed to prepare prisoners for tech jobs when they’re released by offering virtual courses on coding.

July 31, 2017


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


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


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


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 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


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.

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