WESTVILLE | Even though they are locked up in a prison, the inmates at Westville Correctional Facility have found ways to help others in need. During the past year, they donated $5,800 of their funds to help multiple local agencies.
Once again, I am dismayed to read how our hard-earned tax dollars are wasted!
Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Westiville Correctional Center Inmates at May 2012 Honors Luncheon
Times Columnist Philip Potempa at the May 2012 Honors Luncheon at Westville Correctional Center dining with inmates taking Purdue college courses and earning semester Dean's List recognition.
CROWN POINT | This year just got millions of dollars more expensive for Lake County taxpayers.
Editor's Note: Times Columnist Philip Potempa served on the judging panel for Saturday's chili cook-off.
The letter by the Valparaiso woman last month saying inmates should stop whining about the loss of their rights hit the nail on the head or the screw in the tire, if you will.
I was so upset with disbelief that the nine inmates even think they deserve any rights. Bread and water and a floor to sleep on is all they deserve.
Roger Hayward, of the organization It's Gary's Time, prays with at Kimbrough Center in Crown Point as he opens a graduation ceremony for residents who completed a safety course and will be working with Hayward's program.
Roger Hayward, of It's Gary's Time, speaks during a ceremony for residents at the Kimbrough Center in Crown Point who have been chosen for special training.
A Kimbrough Work Release resident and graduate holds his certificate card Friday following a ceremony for eight who had been chosen for special training.
Kimbrough Center Work Release Program residents listen during a ceremony for those who were chosen for special training.
Gary Mayor Rudy Clay delivers an speech to Kimbrough Work Release program residents Friday during a Crown Point ceremony for eight who have been chosen for special training.
SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials have averted a potential crisis behind bars: A shortage of undies for inmates.
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