BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A Bloomington man who police say hid razor blades, knives, cellphones and handcuffs in books sent to inmates at the Westville Correctional Facility and the Lake County Jail faces felony charges of trafficking with an inmate.
LANSING | An Indianapolis woman was arrested and charged with trafficking with an offender Tuesday after allegedly attempting to pass contraband to an inmate at the Westville Correctional Center.
Nancy Walter, of Schererville, was recently elected secretary to the Indiana State Advisory Council of Kairos Prison Ministry International, a mentoring program for incarcerated youths and adults.
WESTVILLE | A 51-year-old Westville correctional officer was arrested on official misconduct and trafficking charges after alleging trafficking to prisoners, officials said.
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 | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has signed 25 proposals approved by the General Assembly into law over the past two weeks, including six measures primarily sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn's budget cuts that will force the closure of some prisons and other state facilities will stand.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to save money by closing seven correctional facilities was halted again Wednesday when a southern Illinois judge ordered the Democrat to negotiate terms with a union representing prison workers.
Mothers of prisoners at Tamms Correctional Center in Tamms, Ill., march Wednesday through downtown Chicago to show their support of Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to close the southern Illinois prison.
Mothers of prisoners at Tamms Correctional Center in Tamms, Ill., march Wednesday through downtown Chicago to show their support of Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to close the southern Illinois prison. They took aim at a union opposed to the prison's closure because it would mean layoffs for guar…
CHICAGO | Relatives of inmates at Illinois' only supermax prison marched through Chicago on Wednesday in support of Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to close the facility, saying the round-the-clock solitary confinement their loved ones are subjected to amounts to inhumane treatment.
SPRINGFIELD | Against the backdrop of a rise in inmate grievances at the state's lone maximum-security prison for women, Illinois officials say they are investigating ways to boost the number of female prison guards.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | State budget constraints are creating real safety concerns in Illinois' prison system for some legislators.
SPRINGFIELD | There is a lot of talk of Gov. Pat Quinn's top people falling on swords lately.
SPRINGFIELD | Officials are taking steps to offer a high-tech alternative to visiting inmates in prison.
SPRINGFIELD | Officials are finally starting to offer up some details about how they plan to tackle Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to cut nearly $42 million from the state prison budget.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's prison sentencing rules will get their first top-to-bottom review in more than a quarter-century.
SPRINGFIELD. Ill. | No one knows who will be housed there, but the administration of President Barack Obama is moving to buy the Thomson prison by the end of year.
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