RALEIGH, N.C. | A former Hammond Baptist Church deacon was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $16.5 million in restitution after being convicted in federal court of defrauding hundreds of investors.
PLAINFIELD | Prison life for low-level felons making their first trip inside the barbed-wire fences is about to change.
LAPORTE | A Portage man with a history of molesting children and peeping at women is back behind bars.
HAMMOND | A Lansing man was sentenced Friday to nearly 19 years in prison for the 2012 robbery of a Hammond bank.
When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he didn't plan to spend the money to meet federal standards for prisons, I was surprised. Lake County is spending millions to get out from under the federal consent decree requiring improvements at the Lake County Jail.
I could hear the collective gasps from a number of Lake County Government Complex officials earlier this week, and my office is several hundred yards away with sealed windows.
CHARLESTON, S.C. | State police say an inmate from Hobart at the Charleston County jail helped a fellow inmate commit suicide by choking him.
INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the three-year prison and six-year probation term of a Union Township man convicted of stealing funds from two Portage civic groups he served as treasurer.
WESTVILLE | A 30-year-old Gary woman working in food services at Westville Correctional Facility was arrested on trafficking charges there Saturday.
GARY| A 21-year-old Gary man who did not want to go to jail is now being hunted by police and looking at potential prison time for the assault of two police officers, according to authorities.
CHICAGO | Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. entered a North Carolina prison Tuesday to begin serving a 2 1/2-year term for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from cigars to a gold watch — a day after he tried but failed to get into the federal complex.
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."
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge William Alexa accepted a plea agreement from Tara Tryon on Friday morning before security officers handcuffed and led her off to prison.
MICHIGAN CITY | A lockdown triggered by a conflict between rival gangs at the Indiana State Prison will remain in effect indefinitely.
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HOBART | Police said a Hobart man caught exposing himself and shooting photos up a woman's skirt recently at a Hobart department store was convicted three years ago for repeatedly terrorizing students on a Portage school bus.
On two issues -- sentencing reform and local government reform -- the Indiana General Assembly took a step in the right direction this year, but not far enough.
VALPARAISO | Delwyn Gring is using music and a microphone to help change lives.
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