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IDOC > Newsroom > Media Center > News Archives > 2010 2010 News Archive

December 2010

31. 2009 unsolved Indianapolis murders solved by prison DNA test (from FOX59 News)
31. MCF Offender is One of 50 in Nation to Receive Certification (from The Miami County Reporter)
29. State correction chief to lead Florida system (from The Indianapolis Star)
26. Youth at Juvenile Correctional Facility still Celebrate Holidays (from the Pharos-Tribune)
24. Dollhouse built by inmates gets a good home (from The Indianapolis Star)
23. Incarcerated at Christmas (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
19. Smart, not softer, sentences (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
19. Indiana inmate population up 41 percent since 2000 (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
19. Pastors go to prison - to minister (from KPC News)
17. Think outside the prison walls (from The Indianapolis Star)
16. PCF provides Christmas to less fortunate children (from the Hendricks County Westside Flyer)
15. Governor, state leaders endorse results of sentencing study (from Governor's Office)
      *Justice Reinvestment Fact Sheet 
      *Justice Reinvestment Charts
15.  Police hope deck of cards will help solve Louisville murder cases (from the Lousiville Courier-Journal)
15.  Daniels backs plan to cap prison rolls, sentence time (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
15.  New Castle prison to expand, add 500 beds, more than 60 jobs (from the Muncie Star Press)
15.  Private firm to build maximum security unit (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
14.  Mentally ill behind bars (from the Indianapolis Recorder)
14.  Veterans home gets a holiday surprise (from WTHI-TV)
14.  Man's best friend is king of class (from the Chicago Sun Times)
14.  Some counties try to determine who will break law again (from The Anderson Herald Bulletin)
11.  Prison forms gospel choir (from The News Sun)
11.  Greencastle prison's green initiative saves more than $1m (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
10.  Behind Bars (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
10.  Indiana State Prison marks 150 years (from the Post-Tribune)
9.    Prison far from a wasteland (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
9.    This is for the Kids (from the Courier Times)
6.    Prison discovers it pays to be environmentally conscious (from The Indianapolis Star)
6.    Legislature Ought to Change Criminal Code (from the Post-tribune)
5.    One More Chance (from The Indianapolis Star)
5.    EDITORIAL: Prison costs (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
4.    Sentencing Overhaul Could be Tough for Lawmakers (from the Lousiville Courier-Journal)
3.    Packed House for "Uncommon" Leadership Event in Indiana (from the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships)
2.    Indiana Lawmakers Face Choice to Rein in Prison Costs (from the Chesterton Tribune)
2.   Address prison overcrowding while there's time (from the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel)
1.   State prisons maxed, costs up (from WSBT TV)

November 2010

30.  Filling a spiritual void for released prisoners (from the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel)
30.  Prison costs breaking budget, panel told (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
29.  Indiana budget leaders target prison population reductions (from the Lousiville Courier-Journal)
28.  South Bend Community Re-entry Center Recommended for Accreditation
27.  Bringing hope to a life behind bars (from WTHI-TV)
23.  Correctional Training Institute Receives Perfect Score for Re-accreditation
23.  2010 Class of Experienced & Emerging Leaders Graduates 
23.  2010 IDOC Statewide Trainers’ Conference 
22.  Boot camps give troubled youths new lease on life (from The Indianapolis Star)
21.  Lessons in prison can lead to success outside (from The Indianapolis Star)
19.  Inside the death chamber (from WBST-TV)
18.  Honor Quilt (from WTWO-TV)
18.  Tony Dungy Delivers a Message of Inspiration to Inmates (from The Indianapolis Star)
11.  Corrections programs enhance community (from Herald Argus)
10.  Out of crowded prisons and back into society (from The Indianapolis Star)
10.  State prisoners given tools for transition (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
8.    Helping families of incarcerated moms find their way back (from The Indianapolis Star)
7.    Some 400 registered sex offenders in Vanderburgh County (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
7.    Lake tackles jail squeeze as Justice keeps watch (from Post Tribune)

6.    Sentencing study to be released soon will help shape Gov. Daniels' agenda on prisons (from FOX59 News)
5.    IDOC Warns of Jail Scam
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5.    HEC to recognize Putnamville Correctional Facility (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
5.    Daniels unveils ‘ambitious’ plan (from the News and Tribune)
2.    Innovation Saves Over $1 Million In Tax Dollars (from WTWO-TV)
1.    State Police Blood Drive (from WTWO-TV)
1.    Indiana Pacer’s President Jim Morris Visits the Correctional Industrial Facility (CIF) in Pendleton

October 2010

29. Ex-offender services are expected to grow in importance (from the Lousiville Courier-Journal)
28. Plainfield begins work with DOC (from the Hendricks County Westside Flyer)

28. Vanderburgh County Drug Court becomes model to follow (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
28. Celebrating a season of growth (from the South Bend Tribune)
26. IDOC to Host Operation Safe Halloween
21. IDOC Commissioner Recognizes Staff for Excellence
18. Branchville earns top awards (from Perry County News)
18. Daniels signs off on DNR, Camp Atterbury land swap (from The Indianapolis Star)
18. Successful start for community corrections program (from KPC News)
15. Governor Daniels’ Atterbury land swap OK’d by federal officials (from The Examiner)
15. Offenders and Thoroughbred Horses Get a Second Chance (from WTWO-TV)
12. Kelley House to offer life beyond drugs, jail (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
8. Corrections Official Earns Professional Designation (from ACA)
8. New Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife area in Putnam County will open almost 2,100 acres to public (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
8. ISU Hosts Meth Seminar (from WTWO-TV)
4. International Delegation Visits Indiana Prison

September 2010

28. Federal grants Helping young offenders get back in communities (from The Indianapolis Star)
27. Results predictable for new prison study (from The Post Tribune)
27. Offenders Assist in Rebuilding Storm-damaged Covered Bridge
26. Covered bridge is back in small town of Moscow (from The Indianapolis Star)
23. New Castle Correctional Facility Recommended for Re-accreditation
23. Police station gets spruced up (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
23. Indiana gets $732K grant to help juvenile ex-inmates (from FOX 28, South Bend)
21. Get It Right (from The Madison Courier)
22. IDOC Awarded Almost 1 Million in Grants to Improve Juvenile Re-entry
21. State Prison Officials Tout Newer Girls' Facility (from WRTV-TV)
17. Hoosier women stepping up to knit Super Bowl scarves (from WTHR-TV)
16. Inmates help make scarves for Super Bowl volunteers (from The Indianapolis Star)
14. IDOC Staff and Offenders Donate to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
9. Afternoons with Amos airs live from Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility
8. Saving lives: Professor’s Shakespeare program works with ‘worst of the worst’ (from the ISU Newsroom)

August 2010

31. Plane Pull Challenge enjoys record turnout (from the Hendricks County Westside Flyer)
30. State bears high cost of law and order (from The Indianapolis Star)
24. Edinburgh Correctional Facility to Stay at Camp Atterbury (from Franklin Republic)
21. Rotary Hears about Canine Assistance (from The Indianapolis Star)
19. Inmates use Shakespeare in unique way (from WTHI-TV)
17. MCF PLUS graduates encouraged by Governor (from The Indianapolis Star)
13. IDOC Offenders and Partners Give to Indiana National Guard Relief Fund
13. IDOC Partners with CMS to Deliver Substance Abuse Services
10. Ronald J. Miller, Jr. Named Chief Financial Officer of Indiana Department of Correction
6. Prison Nursery Program Gets High Marks (from WTHR-TV)

July 2010

28. Save the Date: Fall 2010 Learning Institute, Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
27. Inmate Jason Green of 'Inmates Got Talent' Is Released From Prison (from WTHR-TV)
23. Back behind bars (from World Magazine)
23. Peace behind bars: Juveniles alter behavior (from The Indianpolis Star)

22. Touch DNA forensics kits streamlining prison investigations (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
22. Volunteers do time at prison (from WTHI-TV)
22. Education important at local prison (from WTHI-TV)
21. Law review could open doors for ex-offenders (from The Indianapolis Star)
18. Better way for returning criminals (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
18. Prison facility installs stun fence, doesn't reduce tower staff (from The Anderson Herald Bulletin)
14. Once out of jail, then what? (from the Post Tribune)
14. DOC hopes playing cards draw closure to homicide cases (from WISH-TV)
12. Westville Therapeutic Communities 'not easy' (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
11. 5 Questions with Corrections Commissioner Ed Buss (from The Indianapolis Star)
4. Too many prisoners, too high of a cost (from The Indianapolis Star)
3. Efforts in works to boost security at ISP (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
3. Many benefits of reducing state's prison population (from The Indianapolis Star)
2. ISP Ribbon Cutting Helps Dedicate Energy-efficient Boiler System (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
1. IDOC Improves Victim Notification Service
1. IDOC Updates ALERT Notification Service
1. IDOC Kicks of Facility Blood Drive Competition

June 2010

30. Corrections Chief: Ex-offenders Need Jobs (from The Indianapolis Star)
28. Governor announces partnership to improve public safety (from the Governor's Office)
26. Old Airport Scanners Boost Efforts to Keep Drugs out of Indiana Prisons (from The Republic)
25. Ex-Inmate Aaron Reason and Inmates Got Talent Host/Director Johnny Collins Return to Prison
25.Too many Prisoners (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
24. IDOC Partners with Marion County for Town Hall
24. Correctional facility uses donated airport scanners to detect drugs (from The Anderson Herald Bulletin)
20. Marion County Crowding State Prisons (from Northwest Indiana Times)
17. Correctional Facility Getting More Green (from WTWO-TV)
13. Offenders Give Back to Community (from the Pharos-Tribune)
10. Camp Summit Students Clean Up Neighborhood Playground
10. Incarcerated veterans help others from inside Indiana State Prison (from WNDU-TV)
10. Governor Daniels Honors Graduates of Rockville Rehab Programs (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
8. State Prison Officials Push for Sentencing Reform (from the News And Tribune)
6. Prisons Prepared to Care for Mentally Ill (from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
4. IDOC Inmates Give Back to Prison Program
3. IDOC Parole Division Receives First ACA Accreditation

May 2010

29. A good story from the Indiana Department of Correction (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
28. Westville Prison Tails Group Participates in Student Project (from Post-Tribune)
27. Inmates Honor Fallen Soldier (from WTHI -TV)
24. Pendleton Inmates Receive College Diplomas (from The Herald Bulletin)
24. Westville Prison Stages Disaster Drill (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
24. Prison Teacher Writes Book on Closing Gap in Achievement Anywhere (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
20. IDOC Golf Open Wins Big
7. IDOC Announces Closure of Northeast Juvenile Correctional Facility
6. IDOC and CMS Offer On-site Mammogram, CT, and MRI Services to Indiana Offenders
5. 46 State Employees Receive Public Service Achievement Awards (from Governor's Office)
3. Correctional Employees' Week
3. Indiana Prison Uses Talent Contest to Rehab Inmates
3. IREF Cleans Up Community Park

April 2010

28. DNA links Prisoners, Contraband (from The Indianapolis Star)
27. IDOC and Ivy Tech Finalize Partnership
27. Students from IU, correctional facility to celebrate completion of Inside-Out Prison Exchange course (from Indiana University)
26. National Crime Victims' Rights Week
26. Students Raise Money for Program to Pair Dogs with Prison Inmates (from the Herald Argus)
26. Indiana Program Aims to Change Ex-offenders' Lives (from the South Bend Tribune)
20. State Employers Among 130 National Semifinalists (from All Voices)
19. Marriage Counseling for Prisoners (from WTHI-TV)
19. Correctional Officers Save Dog Stuck on Quarry Ledge (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)

March 2010

31. New Youth Offender Program Shows Promise
31. IDOC PEN Employee Nationally Recognized
30. Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility Ranked Among Nation’s Best (from The Pharos-Tribune)
26. Job Initiative Prepares Inmates for Work (from the Kokomo Tribune)
25. Indiana Correctional Peace Officer Fund Golf Open
23. Miami Correctional Facility has Successful ACA Reaccreditation Audit
19. IDOC Raises Most for SECC for Fourth Consecutive Year
19. IDOC Staff Support Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers
10. Putnamville Inmates, Staff Participate in State Initiative (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
2. Legion Post at ISP Tries To Make a Difference (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
1. Inmates Unite to Celebrate Black History (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)

February 2010

20. Prison Inmates Train Dogs and Help Themselves (from the Indianapolis Star)
19. Correctional Facility Trains Puppies for Disabled Children (from Hendricks County Westside Flyer)
18. Project CARE Targets Recidivism (from Behavioral Healthcare)
15. A Second Chance for Mom, Baby (from the Indianapolis Star)
15. Indiana DOC and ARAMARK Cook Up Reentry Success (From Corrections Today)
12. Legislators Promise Continued Support for Successful Prison Nursery Program
10. IDOC Gives Back to Haiti Relief Fund
9. IDOC Graduates Correctional Police Officers
3. IDOC Unveils its Strategic Plan
1. Inmate Donates Hair to Locks of Love (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
1. IDOC Announces New Leadership Assignments

January 2010

21. Henryville Superintendent Receives Award
12. IDOC to Partner with Ivy Tech to Improve Adult Educational Services
7. WVCF Programs Make Donations to School (from The Sullivan Daily Times)
5. Elkhart Couple Helps Inmates at Wabash Valley Make Quilts (From The Elkhart Truth)
4. New Castle Prisoners Offer Gifts to Mission Center (from The Pharos-Tribune)
4. Community Corrections Director to be Honored (from The Pharos-Tribune)