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How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

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.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Court affirms sentence for treasurer who stole from civic groups

Court affirms sentence for treasurer who stole from civic groups

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.

December 11, 2013 3:03 pm Related
Westville prison employee arrested on inmate trafficking charges

Westville prison employee arrested on inmate trafficking charges

WESTVILLE | A 30-year-old Gary woman working in food services at Westville Correctional Facility was arrested on trafficking charges there Saturday.

November 25, 2013 6:26 pm
Cops: Jail-fearing man attacks, injures two police officers

Cops: Jail-fearing man attacks, injures two police officers

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.

November 22, 2013 6:34 pm Photos

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After 'snafu,' Jackson reports to federal prison

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.

October 29, 2013 6:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Be smart on crime, not just tough

GUEST COMMENTARY: Be smart on crime, not just tough

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."

October 23, 2013 12:00 am

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
Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

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.

July 12, 2013 12:19 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
OFFBEAT: 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' a rare web of stage greatness

OFFBEAT: 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' a rare web of stage greatness

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 18, 2013 12:00 am

Suspect in Hobart sex case was convicted in school bus crimes

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.

June 12, 2013 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Legislature must focus on unfinished work

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.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am
Musical ministry new life chapter for Valpo man who served his time

Musical ministry new life chapter for Valpo man who served his time

VALPARAISO | Delwyn Gring is using music and a microphone to help change lives.

April 29, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois prison officials want more money

SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled Illinois Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in coming weeks.

April 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Senate approves flurry of legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted in favor of 40 proposals Wednesday, the final day for the Senate to act on House-approved legislation.

April 10, 2013 7:15 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

For the past several years, state legislators from both parties have been working with prosecutors, judges, public defenders and many other experts to reduce recidivism - the number of repeat offenders - in Indiana by overhauling the laws governing our criminal justice system. The end result…

March 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Senate must recalibrate scales of justice

Indiana's criminal code, no less than any other mechanism, requires periodic maintenance.

March 04, 2013 12:00 am

Ind. criminal code rewrite wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A five-year project to rethink and reform how Indiana sentences its felony criminals won approval by the House late Monday night.

February 25, 2013 8:45 pm Related

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Kubina gets 35 years in prison for 'great sin'

Kubina gets 35 years in prison for 'great sin'

CROWN POINT | The stepmother of a boy whose body was discovered in 2011 in a shallow grave in Gary was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison.

February 19, 2013 5:30 pm Related

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Criminal code rewrite clears second committee

INDIANAPOLIS | The first wholesale rewrite of Indiana's criminal code since 1977 is headed to the House floor after winning unanimous approval Monday by the Ways and Means Committee.

February 18, 2013 12:20 pm
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