Indiana Department Of Correction
When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the new criminal code bill (HEA 1006) and the expungement bill (HEA 1482), he said he wanted Indiana "to be the worst place in America to commit a serious crime and the best place, once you've done your time, to get a second chance."
INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-two Northwest Indiana schools received higher state-issued grades for the 2011-12 school year after the former head of the Indiana Department of Education adjusted the grading system when a favored charter school initially earned a C.
Now that the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added its voice in the lengthy conversation over conditions at the Porter County Jail, it's time for the Porter County Council and commissioners to finally settle on a plan to ease crowding there.
VALPARAISO | The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added to the pressure to relieve overcrowding at the county jail by concluding after a recent tour it is "inexcusable" the county has not made use of the entire facility.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Department of Correction recently praised Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and his corrections staff for their operation of the county jail.
Indiana prisoners will have the faces of cold case homicide victims and missing persons on the only decks of playing cards available for purchase in state prisons.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former Gov. Mitch Daniels may have been the loudest voice calling for the type of criminal sentencing reform legislation that was approved by a state House committee last week, but it was his sister, Deborah Daniels, a former U.S. attorney and U.S. assistant attorney general, …
Incoming Gov. Mike Pence should make it one of his first tasks to address concerns about how mentally ill inmates are treated in the Department of Correction system.
WESTVILLE | A 46-year-old Rochester, Ind., woman was arrested and charged with attempted trafficking while visiting her husband at the Westville Correctional Facility on Thanksgiving, officials said.
A recent Indiana Department of Correction report shows Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are to be commended for their community corrections programs. We concur.
WESTVILLE | A Columbia City woman was arrested Saturday after being caught allegedly trying to traffic contraband to an inmate at Westville Correctional Facility, officials said.
The Porter County Jail, as now configured and staffed, is overcrowded. The number of inmates should not be a surprise when case filings and reasons for incarceration are analyzed.
WESTVILLE | A Gary woman was arrested and charged with trafficking Monday while visiting an inmate at the Westville Correctional Facility, officials there said Wednesday.
LAPORTE | LaPorte police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Sunday night across from the police station, possibly by a gunman wearing a Halloween mask.
If you think sentencing reform is all about making the punishment fit the crime, you're not quite right. It's about making sure the criminal changes bad behavior, too.
Authorities said a local man targeted familiar territory when he allegedly robbed three grocery store banks over the past week.
You'd like to think that one of the purposes of prison is to rehabilitate people for eventual release into society. But it doesn't always work that way.
On April 6, Wayne Kubsch, a 43-year-old Mishawaka man convicted of fatally stabbing his wife and stepson and his wife's ex-husband in 1998, is set to join a list of 20 other convicted murderers executed by the state of Indiana.
MUNSTER | Gov. Mitch Daniels said he may be close to a decision on whether to run for president. "I think I have got to make up my mind fairly soon," Daniels told The Times Editorial Board Thursday.
Officials in Indiana and Illinois are rethinking capital punishment, but the way they're framing the discussion could be missing the chief argument for or against it.
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