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Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana leads the nation in state government transparency on a report card issued this week by the nonpartisan U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Former state prison inmate sentenced to 45 years in burning death of Gary man

MICHIGAN CITY | An Indiana State Prison inmate convicted of setting another inmate on fire was sentenced Thursday to serve another 45 years in prison.

February 28, 2014 12:17 pm

EDITORIAL: Honor Clay, but choose another path

It's nice to see the late Rudy Clay be honored by the Indiana Senate, with the potential to rename Fifth Avenue in Gary in honor of the longtime politician who was so passionate about his city. But perhaps there's a better way to honor him.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

One of the most unique places in Indiana is Mount Baldy on the southern rim of Lake Michigan.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | A death row inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has won the chance to argue he's become too mentally ill in prison to be executed.

September 04, 2013 3:33 pm Related

Official: Prison inmate stabs two correctional officers

MICHIGAN CITY | An inmate stabbed two correctional officers at the Indiana State Prison, and one was injured so severely he had to be airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital, authorities said.

August 24, 2013 8:15 pm

State prison remains in lockdown after gang altercation

MICHIGAN CITY | A lockdown triggered by a conflict between rival gangs at the Indiana State Prison will remain in effect indefinitely.

July 11, 2013 1:45 pm
Offenders from Indiana State Prison donated to Locks of Love

Offenders from Indiana State Prison donated to Locks of Love

MICHIGAN CITY | The American Legion Post 130, an offender organization at the Indiana State Prison sponsored a program where 12 men had their hair cut and donated to Locks of Love. Locks of love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged childre…

April 17, 2013 2:33 pm Photos

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Woman accused of trying to deliver pot to inmate at Indiana State Prison

A Gary woman is accused of trying to smuggle a pound of marijuana to a man serving time at Indiana State Prison for a shooting death.

April 15, 2013 6:30 pm

House sets fine of $10K for taking cellphones into prisons

INDIANAPOLIS | Sneaking a cellphone into a state prison and giving it to an inmate is already a felony, but the Indiana House voted 98-0 Tuesday to add a fine of up to $10,000 for the crime.

February 05, 2013 8:30 pm Related

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Officials accidentally release Gary man convicted of murder

Officials accidentally release Gary man convicted of murder

CHICAGO | A Gary native serving 60 years in prison on a murder charge was accidentally released from custody in Chicago this week.

January 31, 2013 11:59 pm
False imprisonment judgment upheld against state police

False imprisonment judgment upheld against state police

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a $300,000 civil judgment against the Indiana State Police after a trooper was found to have falsely imprisoned two Northwest Indiana men following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road in Porter County.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am Related
Bonivirs football team faced tough (and sometimes felonious) competition

Bonivirs football team faced tough (and sometimes felonious) competition

CHICAGO | When Bonivirs guard Rod Sellers stepped up to the line of scrimmage, a menacing opponent sized him up.

June 29, 2012 10:00 pm
P.L.U.S. Graduation held at Indiana State Prison

P.L.U.S. Graduation held at Indiana State Prison

MICHIGAN CITY | The Purposeful Living Unit Served (P.L.U.S.) offender unit held a graduation at the Indiana State Prison. Twenty-two men graduated from the program.

June 07, 2012 11:45 am
General Assembly held at Indiana State Prison

General Assembly held at Indiana State Prison

MICHIGAN CITY | The Indiana State Prison recently held a ceremony to reward employees for their contributions to corrections. Approximately 150 staff were in attendance at the ceremony in the prison's chapel. The General Assembly began with the facilities Honor Guard posting the colors.

April 13, 2012 3:24 pm Photos

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Indiana State Prison announces the promotion of a Correctional Sergeant

Indiana State Prison announces the promotion of a Correctional Sergeant

Michigan City | Indiana State Prison Superintendent William K. Wilson announced the promotion of Effie Jackson to Correctional Sergeant.

January 04, 2012 1:04 pm
Indiana State Prison receives, houses the most Muslim inmates in the state

Indiana State Prison receives, houses the most Muslim inmates in the state

MICHIGAN CITY | Renzee Standberry is a leader, mentor and brother. He's also a devout Muslim serving a 30-year sentence at Indiana State Prison.

April 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana State Prison

Indiana State Prison

Indiana State Prison in Michigan City is where Death Row prisoners are housed and where capital punishment is administered. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1977, 20 inmates have been executed.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am

State appeals court affirms Gary drive-by shooter's guilt

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man who killed one person and injured two others in a drive-by shooting received a fair trial, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

December 20, 2010 3:57 pm

Michigan City inmate remains at large after Friday escape

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. | State officials say an Indiana State Prison inmate remains at large three days after he walked away from a prison road crew.

April 19, 2010 7:55 am
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