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Cops: Man sent contraband to Lake Co., Westfield inmates

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A Bloomington man who police say hid razor blades, knives, cellphones and handcuffs in books sent to inmates at the Westville Correctional Facility and the Lake County Jail faces felony charges of trafficking with an inmate.

October 03, 2014 10:23 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Why Indy must invest in early childhood education

September 20, 2014 12:00 am
Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

IONIA, Mich. | A convicted murderer captured in February near LaPorte after escaping from a western Michigan prison pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges related to the escape.

September 19, 2014 6:18 pm Photos


Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, authorities said.

September 12, 2014 6:30 am
Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmat…

July 28, 2014 12:46 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Can we afford the EPA's new rules for coal?

The environment is important, but so is affordable energy.

June 18, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Change needed in alcohol laws

When seeking examples of Indiana laws that are inconsistent or nonsensical, look no further than those governing two elements of sales of alcoholic beverages.

December 21, 2010 4:55 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: New war on synthetic drugs

Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel and many of his law enforcement colleagues around the state and nation made the decision earlier this year not to wait for others to fight back against the growing scourge of synthetic marijuana.

December 11, 2010 12:00 am

FACT CHECK: Dueling ads on Ill. early release

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and state Sen. Bill Brady have competing campaign commercials in the governor's race over the botched secret early release of prisoners last year which put more than 1,700 parolees on the street weeks earlier than they would have been otherwise.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Will swimmers learn from this tragedy?

It is too late for Scott and Lorenzo. So we're shifting our thoughts to the three or four (maybe five?) people likely to drown yet this summer after being pulled underwater by rip currents in Lake Michigan.

September 04, 2010 12:00 am

Quinn: New corrections chief can do job

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn says he has full confidence in the new head of the Illinois Corrections Department despite her limited experience with prisons.

September 04, 2010 12:00 am

Embattled Illinois prisons chief resigns

CHICAGO | Illinois' prison chief, who became a political liability to Gov. Pat Quinn during an election year because of a secret prisoner release program he oversaw, is stepping down, the governor said Thursday.

September 02, 2010 6:15 pm

Prosecutors: Prison escapees, former Hammond resident, had grisly crime spree

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Two escaped convicts from Arizona and a woman who accompanied them kidnapped an Oklahoma couple and gunned them down so they could steal their camping trailer, prosecutors said Monday as they released chilling details about the group's crime spree.

August 23, 2010 4:21 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Prison release plan was a disaster

Eight months ago, an embarrassed Gov. Pat Quinn pulled the plug on an early prison release program that had been revealed as a fiasco and appointed a commission to study the matter and report its findings.

August 21, 2010 12:00 am
Captured Arizona inmate from Hammond waives extradition fight

Captured Arizona inmate from Hammond waives extradition fight

CODY, Wyo. | An escaped prisoner captured in northwestern Wyoming waived his right to fight extradition to Arizona in a brief court hearing Tuesday.

August 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Escaped killer caught in Wyoming

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. | An escaped killer with a handgun and a hitchhiking sign expressed relief at his capture Monday, 10 days after authorities announced the one-time Hammond resident escaped from an Arizona prison.

August 10, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: The elephants in Gov. Quinn's room

Whew! Gov. Pat Quinn's new Illinois budget came along in the nick of time, just hours after the state's fiscal year began July 1 and a day before Quinn and the other state politicians headed out for a long weekend of parade appearances.

July 10, 2010 12:00 am Related

Judge still reviewing prison-release policy

SPRINGFIELD | The former appellate judge conducting a "top-to-bottom" review of Illinois' prison-release policies hopes to deliver a report early next month.

June 23, 2010 7:02 pm
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