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Woman charged with trafficking in Westville prison incident

Woman charged with trafficking in Westville prison incident

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.

June 12, 2014 9:07 am
Woman helps families of incarcerated youths and adults

Woman helps families of incarcerated youths and adults

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.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am

Westville prison officer accused of trafficking

WESTVILLE | A 51-year-old Westville correctional officer was arrested on official misconduct and trafficking charges after alleging trafficking to prisoners, officials said.

November 05, 2013 8:42 am

Prison officials fish for tips with cold case playing cards

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.

April 24, 2013 5:15 pm
Pence signs six laws championed by region legislators

Pence signs six laws championed by region legislators

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. 

April 07, 2013 10:22 pm Related

House doesn't take up budget override for prisons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn's budget cuts that will force the closure of some prisons and other state facilities will stand.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am

Judge extends order barring Ill. prison closures

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.

October 10, 2012 6:00 pm
Moms support closure of Illinois supermax prison

Moms support closure of Illinois supermax 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.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
Moms support closure of Illinois supermax prison

Moms support closure of Illinois supermax 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…

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
Moms support closure of Illinois supermax prison

Moms support closure of Illinois supermax prison

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.

April 04, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Quinn math fuzzy on prisons, parole

 

March 04, 2012 11:00 pm

Report cites need for more female prison guards in Illinois

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.

January 28, 2012 10:00 pm

Prison guard numbers worry lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | State budget constraints are creating real safety concerns in Illinois' prison system for some legislators.

August 26, 2011 7:00 pm
Randle still Quinn's problem

Randle still Quinn's problem

SPRINGFIELD | There is a lot of talk of Gov. Pat Quinn's top people falling on swords lately.

September 05, 2010 12:00 am

Video could replace prison visits

SPRINGFIELD | Officials are taking steps to offer a high-tech alternative to visiting inmates in prison.

August 08, 2010 12:00 am

Overtime cuts key in prison budget plan

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.

July 12, 2010 12:00 am

Scrutiny of state prison sentencing could lead to new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's prison sentencing rules will get their first top-to-bottom review in more than a quarter-century.

June 29, 2010 12:00 am

Feds to buy Thomson, even without Gitmo prisoners

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.

June 23, 2010 12:00 am
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