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29. Cost of punishment (The Journal Gazette)
29. Monroe County Probation pilot program could be state model (WFIU)
28. WVCF offener died Sunday afternoon after stabbing on Friday (Greene County Daily World)
27. Camp Summit spared from chopping block for now (NWI Times)
27. Impact of Indiana's criminal code changes unclear (NWI Times)
23. Rockville Correctional Facility receives donation from ISU students (WTHI)
23. Shifting away from solitary (The Marshall Project)
22. Sullivan County Council President fired from Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (NewsBarb)
18. Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary to raffle quilt (Greene County Daily World)
18. State plans more prison cell units (The Journal Gazette)
17. Locking up fewer kids (NUVO)
16. Kitchens turned into classrooms at WVCF gives offenders skills for employment after release (Greene County Daily World)
16. Sullivan County resident promoted at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (NewsBarb)
16. Vigo County resident promoted to Correctional Sergeant (NewsBarb)
15. Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back (Tribune Star)
15. Sullivan County resident promoted at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (NewsBarb)
15. Sullivan WVCF inmate charged with murder of fellow offender (NewsBarb)
14. County seeks state funds for jail (The Journal Gazette)
13. Prison provides Christmas togetherness for famillies (WISHTV)
12. Shifting Gears program at PCF donates 30 bikes to FFA toy drive (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
12. New program would use cell phones to track, reform offenders (News Sentinel)
11. Staffers promoted at Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
11. Criminal reentry court may return to Tippecanoe (Journal Courier)
10. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility turns 22 (WTWO)
8. Would-be visitor faces charge of trafficking with inmate (Tribune Star)
4. County jail deaths double average in 2014 (WRTV)
4. Graduation Day at WVCF (WTWO)


30. Prison system faces difficult task in caring for mentally ill (South Bend Tribune)
28. PLUS crochets hats, scarves for local charities (The News Dispatch)
28. Indiana State Prison celebrates holiday with donations (The News Dispatch)
28. Staffers promoted to Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
27. PCF promotes staff trio to correctional caseworker role (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
26. Unique group helps former offendres stay afloat on the outside (WTHR)
25. Linton's Humphreys Park lights up for Christmas (Greene Count Daily World)
25. Putnamville promotes three to the caseworker position (The Brazil Times)
24. Indiana Parole Board calls parole decision unpredictable (WTHR)
24. Jail phone calls offer valuable weapon in Indiana (WTHR)
21. New captain named at Westville Correctional Facility (NWI Times)
20. Could county jails become overpopulated after rewrite of criminal code (WLFI)
19. Westville Inmates earn educational/vocational certificates (Indiana 105.5)
18. Service dog named in slain IMPD officer's honor (WISHTV)

17. Greene County resident promoted at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (Greene County Daily World)
15. Unique father-daughter dance held for inmates (WISHTV)
15. Father-daughter dance behind prison walls (WTHR)
15. Offenders get first father-daughter dance (WRTV)
12. Russell named Addictions Professional of the Year (Kokomo Perspective)
11. The Ultimate Sacrifice 'Just tell me he's still alive' (Tribune Star)
11. Hoosier survey reveals concern over violent crime (WISHTV)
10. Miami Correctional Facility gives away $5100 in grant monies (Kokomo Perspective)
9. ACLU of Indiana discusses mass incarceration of people with mental illness (WLFI)
4. Helping a prison break out of wasting energy (Electric Co-op Today)


31. Trailer rams into prisoner transport (Tribune Star)
31. Heroin addict explains underworld connection (WRTV)
31. Operation Halloween to keep track of sex offenders (Indianapolis Star)
31. Legion Post 398 salutes hero (Tribune Star)
31. State Road 46 and Moyer Road crash injures four (WTHI)
30. 3 promoted to sergeant at Westville Correctional Facility (The News Dispatch)
30. State Prison employees honored at ceremony (The News Dispatch)
29. Purdue shooter Cody Cousins found dead in prison (WTHR)
29. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility helps feed Sullivan County children (NewsBarb)
29. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility promotes Sullivan County resident (NewsBarb)
28. Area community organizations sponsor offender reenty information session (Courier Press)
28. Corrections student excel in art contest (Pharos Tribune)
28. Death penalty option for deapitation cases (NUVO)
28. Halloween to be movie night for registered and paroled sex offenders (Herald Times)
28. Offender American Legion Post getting new name (Greene County Daily World)
27. Should sex offenders be allowed in Vigo County parks? (WTHI)
27. Man pleads not guilty in rape (Pal-Item)
27. Parents urged to check sex offender registry prior to trick-or-treat (Herald Argus)
26. Guard says he smuggled smokes, not drugs (The Star Press)
24. No state paroled sex offenders out on Halloween (WTWO)
23. L-S Kindergarteners receive quilts (Greene County Daily World)
21. At veterans cemetary, offenders set things right (WTHR)
19. Unlikely prison donation will help Indiana veterans (Greencastle Branner Graphic)
17. PLUS holds graduation at Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
17. Morris: ICAN service dogs bring hope to others (Indianapolis Business Journal)
17. Valpo Awards Teaching Honor (Inside Indiana Business)
16. Three LaPorte County women arrested for trafficking with inmate (WNDU)
15. Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Staff welcomes help reseting headstones (WBIW)
15. Proposal aims to 'ban box' (South Bend Tribune)
15. Prison guard held in drug probe (The Star Press)
15. Authorities crack down on unregistered sex offenders before Halloween (WLKY)
13. New superintendent appointed to Miami Correctional Facility (Kokomo Tribune)
12. Dropped gun charges spark call for legislation (WISHTV)
11. New Bloomington mental health court starting up (WRTV)
11. Changing their paths: Correctional students fix medical equipment, seek certifications (Pharos Tribune)
10. Clark County Community Corrections board picks new chairman (News and Tribune)
10. New superintendent appointed to Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
9. Sullivan residents take top honors at Criminal Justice Association Conference (NewsBarb)
9. Creative approach to crime (Indianapolis Recorder)
8. Two Sullivan County residents promoted at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (NewsBarb)
8. Indiana seeks to toughen penalty for gun-toting felons (Indianapolis Star)
7. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility inmate murdered man inside prison (WRTV)
6. MCF holds 10th PLUS graduation ceremony (Kokomo Perspective)
5. Aiming for Success (Kokomo Perspective)
3. Man charged with smuggling contraband into prison in books (Herald Times)
3. Indiana to address brain trauama among released offenders (WBAA)
2. Governor Mike Pence announces new first-time offender program (WRTV)
2. No decision yet on fate of Camp Summit (NWI Times)
2. Efforts renewed to protect at-risk children (Kokomo Perspective)
2. New program aims to reform first-time offenders (WISHTV)
1. Miami Correctional Facility graduates 10th PLUS class (Kokomo Tribune)


30. Nine volunteers at WVCF provide hospice care for terminally ill offenders (Greene County Daily World)
29. Seven more counties participate in juvenile detention program (Statehouse File)
28. Closing Camp Summit is bad for taxpayers, future of troubled youth (NWI Times)
26. Wilson promoted to DOC executive director of adult facilities (The News Dispatch)
26. Indiana State Prison introduces new case workers (The News Dispatch)
26. DOC lands million dollar grant (Inside Indiana Business) 
25. Putnamville inmates join IMPD reentry program (WRTV)
25. Cooperative effort helps correctional facility achieve top ranking energy effeciency standards (Perry County News)
24. Juvenile delinquency down thanks to alternative programs (Kokomo Tribune)
23. Expansion work at Camp Atterbury complete (WISHTV)
22. Committee hears alternatives for juvenile justice (WRTV)
22. Event aims to help teens make better decision (WTHR)
19. After sentencing, a call for tougher laws (Journal Courier)
19. Prison inmate charged in 2 Indy double homicides (WRTV)
19. PCF wins softball championship (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
18. Guest Column: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana (NWI Times)
18. Indiana Opinion: Camp Summit (South Bend Tribune)
17. Police: Woman brought drugs into correctional facility (WISHTV)
15. Kieninger recieves State Trainers award (Kokomo Perspective)
14. Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys (NWI Times)
14. Editorial: Camp Summit shouldn't reach nadir (NWI Times)
14. Miami Correctional Facility seeking application for Grant monies (Kokomo Perspective)
14. MCF Staff recieve IDOC Commissioners coin (Kokomo Perspective)
13. Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit (NWI Times)
13. Centerstone's Project HOPE celebrates two years of helping ex-offenders (
12. Marion County sex offender sweep leads to 52 arrests (Indianapolis Star)
12. 'Elkhart 4' sentencing 'inappropriate,' appeals court says (The Elkhart Truth)
11. Local Correctional Facility Donates Produce (WTWO)
11. Prison Productinos: Film Crews Go Behind Barbed Wire (Tristate News)
11. MCF honors Correctional Leaders (Kokomo Perspective)
2. Indiana corrections allows cordless phones to battle contraband (Corrections One)


28. DOC commisisoner recognizes ISP maintenance worker (The News Dispatch)
27. Gary renovates "Street of Dreams' houses (Post Tribune)
27. 'Inmates with Talent' takes reality competition behind bars (FOX59)
27. Judge refuses Indiana inmate's request for execution (WANE)
26. Sheriff worries new criminal code will worsen jail overcrowding (Greensburg Daily News)
26. Should sex offenders be banned from public parks (WTHI)
21. IMPD: Gang graffiti tracking app underused (WISHTV)
21. Clark County Judge: Stop funding probation programs (News and Tribune)
20. Murderer escapes to roof of prison building (WISHTV)
20. Greene County native joins Internal Affairs at WVCF (Greene County Daily World)
16. Officials defend exceptions to Indiana ethics rules that were meant to prevent conflicts of interest (Indianapolis Star)
15. Indiana prisoners star as singers, comedians in film (Indianapolis Star)
12. Offenders work to renovate home (Herald Argus)
8. Indiana officials say death penalty protocol sound (The Statehouse File)
8. Prison performance with a purpose (WTWO)
8. Why Indiana will not meet standard to reduce prison rape (WTIU)
8. Indiana State Prison names 4 new sergeants (The News Dispatch)
7. Putnamville pair graduate from DOC Leadership Academy (The Banner Graphic)
7. Robertston retires from WVCF (The Brazil Times)
6. Indiana Refuses to Meet Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards (WFIU)
3. Fed cut Indiana from rehab program (South Bend Tribune)


31. Prisoners give back to community through vegetable gardens (The News Dispatch)
31. Brazil residents graduate from leadership program (The Brazil Times)
31. Prison killing results in 13-year sentence (The Star Press)
30. Photo of serial killer's inaccurate 'death row' tattoo made public (WAVE3)
29. State passes its inmate problem down to counties (News Sentinel)
28. Meth Suppression Unit encounters positive, negative aspects of massive sentencing overhaul (Tristate News)
25. Inmates refurbish wheelchairs for needy (WRTV)
25. Three promoted to sergeant at Indiana State Prison (News Dispatch)
24. More and more criminals reoffending in Indiana (WISHTV)
24. Ex-offenders weigh in, on what works to get back on track after prison (WISHTV)
18. And the walls came tumbling down (NWI Times)
17. Fallen officer from Greene County to be honored by Cops Cycling for Survivors (Greene County Daily World)
16. Should juvenile offenders serve time in adult prison? (WRTV)
14. Interview with a Killer (WTHR)
12. Women's Prison summer camp lets moms reconnect with kids (Indianapolis Star)
12. IMPD officer reapys little girl's act of kindness (WRTV)
7. STOP facility recognized by chamber (Hendricks County Flyer)
6. Viewpoint: IDOC taking steps to curb sex assaults in prison (South Bend Tribune)
4. Offender Reentry Plan hits one-year mark (WRTV)
3. Penalties for stealing in Indiana get pinched (Indianapolis Star)
2. Officials fear overcrowding with policy change (WRTV)
1. First criminal code revision since 1977 takes effect (FOX 59)
1. New era in criminal justice begins today (Herald Times)


30. Indiana criminal code to dramatically change July 1 (WRTV)
30. New Indiana Criminal Code could mean less jail time (WTWO)
30. Jury is 'still out' on Criminal Sentencing Reform set to take effect Tuesday (Tristate News)
30. Cause of WVCF inmate death determined to be heart disease (Greene County Dialy World)
29. Tully: Dangerous felons, released early, terrorize Indy residents (Indianapolis Star)
29. Officials brace for criminal code revise (NWI Times)
29. State criminal code changes first in 35 years (Post Tribune)
27. Woman who murdered Evansville Mayor Russ Lloyd Sr. has died (14 News)
26. Mayor Greg Ballard, IMPD map summer violence plan (Indianapolis Star)
25. Building dreams in Michael Jackson's neighborhood (NWI Times)
24. IMPD led sweep arrests nearly 60 (Indianapolis Star)
24. Editorial: Prisoners offer advice for troubled youths (NWI Times)
24. South Bend woman arrested for bringing ilegal gifts into Indiana State Prison (WSBT)
24. Martin County woman behind bars after visiting an inmate at WVCF (WTHI)
23. 12 prison service dogs placed with new handlers (WRTV)
22. Fort Wayne inmate gets 15 years in guard attack (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
23. New sentencing law's local impact unclear (South Bend Tribune)
22. ISP honor staff members with awards (The News Dispatch)
21. Our Opinion: New law will help time match the crime (News and Tribune)
21. Sports program at Indiana State Prison provides needed outlet for inmates (NWI Times)
21. Roosevelt grad Mark Hubbard helps keep the peace among prison population (NWI Times)
20. Despite Indiana's stance, Elkhart County Jail complies with federal prison rape standards (Elkhart Truth)
20. Keynote Speaker Barber urges WVCF graduates to be ready for opportunity on new path in life (News Barb)
17. Murder charge lodged against PCF inmate in stabbing case (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
17. Deal reached in prison slaying case (Muncie Star Press)
16. Special ceremonies make PCF kitchen facilities Kosher (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
15. Eighteen students graduate from juvenile correctional facility program (Pharos Tribune)
13. Hung jury in smuggling trial of corrections officer (NWI Times)
13. More counties joining juvenile justice initiative (The Stathouse File)
13. Tully: Inside a tough prison, teens struggle to find peace (Indianapolis Star)
13. Inmate killed in stabbing at Putnamville prison (WTHR)
13. Federal court rules Indiana inmate can't be punished for doign what prison staff asked (Daily Journal)
12. Program looks to offer juvenile offenders more options (Herald Argus)
12. Woman in jail for passing illegal items to an inmate (WNDU)
8. Indiana inmate tests positive for tuberculosis (WTHR)
7. Prison exchange program offers lessons for all (South Bend Tribune)
4. Sex offenders register address at local motel (WTWO)
2. Criminal code change take effect in July (WISHTV)
2. Indiana using new cocktail for executions (ABC 57)
2. Indiana won't comply with prison rape act, will lost federal funding (Indianapolis Star)


31. More flexibility for judges, but reforms could push greater costs on counties (Evansville Courier & Press)
31. Odds against accused Purdue shooter's insanity plea (Lafayette Journal & Courier)
30. Indiana's use of new execution drug draws opposition (WNDU - AP)
30. WVCF staff donates 43 units of blood (News Barb)
29. Trash Bash ends as PCF crew removes 2,500 bags of refuse (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
29. Volunteers and others clean up Indiana highways (Elkhart Truth)
28. Indiana defends its experimental cocktail for lethal injections (MSNBC)
27. Indiana's refusal to comply with federal rape law could cost the state cash (The Statehouse File)
26. Make a Difference, May (WTHI)
24. Influx of offenders may tax county coffers (Indiana Business Journal)
22. Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project (NWI Times)
22. Indiana State Prison food supervisor accused of trafficking drugs into facility (WNDU)
21. Pence: Indiana won't comply with prison rape law (Goshen News)
20. ISU cimrinal justice students tour Putnamville operations (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
19. A new way to crack down on prison contraband (NBC 33)
19. Lake sheriff unhappy over loss of work-release unit (Post Tribune)
19. Indiana has new lethal injection drug to be used in next execution (WRTV)
19. New program to keep high-risk parolees on track (WRTV)
17. Indiana turning to new lethal injection drug for executions (Post Tribune)
17. South Bend police: First 'call in' meeting a success (South Bend Tribune)
12. Taking a hit for the Girl Scouts (The News Dispatch)
12. Branchville inmates helping Boonville residents with tree debris (WFIE)
12. Colt Lundy: A prison of his own making (Indianapolis Star)
9. IMPD helps offenders return to Indy streets (WRTV)
8. Paroled sex offenders moving to your neighborhood (WHIO)
6. PACE helps released inmates reenter community (WRTV)
2. Indiana State Prison kitchen goes kosher (Chesteron Tribune)


30. Woman charged with trafficking synthetic marijuana to prisoner working at Dunes (NWI Times)
30. IUSB students celebrate successful Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (WNDU)
30. Native American worship to resume at Miami Co. prison (Kokomo Tribune)
28. Miami Correctional Facility promotes staff (Kokomo Perspective)
28. Shakespeare in Shackles (National Geographic)
28. Ex-sex offenders: Finding a place to live (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
27. Putnamville to recognize employees with May 8 ceremony and reception (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
25. Indiana prison puts strong emphasis on work, faith (Indianapolis Star)
25. New legislation to curb prison overcrowding (Indiana Daily Student)
25. IDOC offenders give back to victims of sexual assault
14. Change to Indiana Criminal Code brings concerns of jail overcrowding (Shelby News)
13. Juvenile Correctional Facility students graduate (Pharos Tribune)
11. People picket outside local motel (WTWO)
11. Troubled youth to get inside look at prison life (The Star Press)
11. Aimng for Success gives ex-felons skills for future (Kokomo Tribune)
10. Indiana earns top grade for government transparency (NWI Times)
10. Visitor arrested after benig caught trafficking at Putnamville facility (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
9. Econo Lodge ends contract with state to house sex offenders (WTWO)
7. Where we house released sex offenders (Tribune Star)
7. State agreement with Econo Lodge ends (WTHITV)
6. PCF to help clean community with annual Trash Bash (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
6. Westville Correctonal staff recognized (NWI Times)
5. Three WCC staff honored for assisting stranded motorist (Indiana 105)
4. Shouse legacy coming to a close at Putnamville (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
1. Local residents could pay for state's criminal 'reform' (News Sentinel)


31. Indiana's roadsides to be tidied up, WVCF ready to help (News Barb)
30. PCF acquires quartet of new greyhounds for programming (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
27. On the hook: Correctional students knit for charity (Pharos Tribune)
27. ISP announces staff promotion (Herald Argus)
26. Sheriff concerned with overcrowding at jail (WBIW)
25. New DOC video aims to cut crime, assist ex-offenders (WRTV)
20. IDOC: Indiana has assisted states with lethal-injection drug shortages (WIBC)
20. Contracted cook at prison arrested on drug charge (Greene County Daily World)
17. IDOC to address offenders' special needs (Pharos Tribune)
17. Curbing 'tough on crime' mentality (Goshen News)
16. Will reforms be undone? (Kokomo Tribune)
14. Ex-offenders workshop (WTHITV)
14. Inmates part of new Legion post (Tribune Star)
13. Criminal code update pleases some, worries others (Indianapolis Business Journal)
12. Porter County reducing juveniles in detention (NWI Times)
12. Murder suspect released early from prison twice in past (KKTV Colorado)
12. Criminal law revision creates minimum sentences (Indianapolis Star)
12. Many sex offenders fail to register with the state (WISHTV)
11. I-Team 8's story on sex offenders gets statewide attention (WISHTV)
6. IMPD program for parolees is being expanded (Indianapolis Star)
5. Indy's parole program to get more assistance (WISHTV)
5. A guard's life: Logansport facility's staff aim to change lives (Pharos Tribune)


28. Putnamville facility stresses its program diversity efforts (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
28. Senate Panel OKs grants to offset sentencing guideline changes (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
27. Middlebury mom sues state prison officials after son's death (The Elkhart Truth)
27. Court order prompts prison improvements for mentall ill (WFIU)
27. Police, DOC sweeps net drugs, weapon (WISHTV)
27. Judges may exercise more discretion come summer (Pharos Tribune)
26. Sex offenders told to move after I-team 8 investigation (WISHTV)
25. I-Team 8 finds sex offenders living near schools, day cares (WISHTV)
24. Prisoners donate hair to Locks of Love campaign (The Elkhart Truth)
19. Indiana Prisons using canine to sniff out cell phones (Tristate)
18. Huntington University professor sharing Shakespeare with prison inmates (News Sentinel)
14. Our View: Sex offenders face hurdles rejoining society (The Star Press)
13. Clark County Commissioners approve JDAI grant (News and Tribune)
12. Frigid temperatures leave ex offenders out in the cold (WTHR)
11. Sex offenders can stay at shelter (The Star Press)
11. Miami Correctional honors retirees (Kokomo Perspective)
11. Westville Correctional earns reaccreditation (Chesterton Tribune)
10. New Indiana criminal code closer to implementation (The Indiana Lawyer)
10. Juvenile detention grant back on the table in Clark County (News and Tribune)
6. The Difference: For Recidivist Offenders, Jobs Can Break the Cycle (Northeast Indiana Public Radio)
5. Juvenile facility pushes family involvement (Pharos Tribune)
5. Young killer finally receives his just punishment (Journal Gazette)
4. ACLU: Court-ordered improvement of psychiatric care at Indiana prisons reflects national trend (Trib Town)
4. Local officials will meet with DOC over sex offender housing program (Paladium Item)
4. The Difference: How One Man Intervenes to Keep Kids Out of Prison (Northeast Indiana Public Radio)
3. Inmates say heating problems at Westville are retaliation for food protest (Post Tribune)
3. Update of criminal code fuels fears (Journal Gazette)
1. Take Ten Program prepares inmates for re-entry (South Bend Tribune)


30. Putnamville staff promoted (The Brazil Times)
28. NEWS RELEASE: Law Enforcement Notification System Keeps Tabs on State Prisoners
28. Lawsuit says ill Indiana inmate died after being shuffled from prison to prison and ignored (The Republic)
27. DOC ends local lodging for sex offenders (Muncie Star Press)
24. Community Corrections gets new chief (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
24. County moving toward work release center (Kokomo Tribune)
23. Incarcerated juveniles given a little freedom (Pharos Tribune)
19. Governor recognizes long-term state employee (The Herald Bulletin)
17. Cell phone searches in prison cells go to the dogs (WTHR)
16. Clark council approves JDAI positions, but commissioners table grant approval (News and Tribune)
15. Woman helps families of incarcerated youths and adults (NWI Times)
15.Family visits could improve juvenile delinquents' behavior (WFIU)
15. Indiana juvenile centers taking part in 2-year study (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
14. Cell phone sniffing dog hard at work at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WTWO)
14. Clark County juvenile detention grant in limbo (News and Tribune)
13. Cobb promoted at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (Greene County Daily World)
8. Correctional Facility grant program serves community (Chronicle Tribune)
6. Indiana law enforcement heads hope to stall new law (News and Tribune)
4. Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility receives reaccreditation (Madison Courier)
4. Murder trial reset for April (Muncie Star Press)
2. Greene County native promoted to plant director (Greene County Daily World)