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2012 News Archive


26. FROM the FARM: Special recipe from prison for holiday trays (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
13. Indiana lawmakers reviewing "sexually violent predator" law (from WTHR)
4. IDOC Honors Fallen Heroes
4. County considers community corrections (from KPC News)


30. Offenders help the homeless (from the Hendricks Westside Flyer)
28. Dept. Of Corrections: State Prison Population Flattens Out (from Network Indiana)
26. Visitor behind bars after allegedly sneaking drugs into prison (from WNDU)
25. Editorial: Save prison for serious offenses (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
25. Mark Kiesling: NWI, state look to deal with packed jail problem (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
18. Region on board with sending fewer low-level felons to prison (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
5. IDOC Receives National Award for Sustainability
3. Student and community groups protest prison education cuts (from the Indiana Daily Student)
3. Indiana State Prison hosts Kairos Ministries retreat (from the Herald Argus)
2. Lawmakers draft bill to cut some inmate credits (from WTHR)


29. IDOC Parole Keeping Communities Safer Through Operation Safe Halloween
26. Lawmakers propose changes to early release rules (from WTHR)
25. Violent criminals released too soon? (from WTHR)
22. 'Parole Diaries': The surprising unseen side of the law (from The Examiner)
4. Panel likely to suggest shrinking drug-free zones (from The Herald Bulletin)
4. Biddle named Corrections Supervisor of the Year (from the Kokomo Perspective)
2. Revised Indiana Jail Standards Emphasize Local Control (from WFIU)


30. Rewrite of criminal code seeks to match crime and punishment (from The Herald Bulletin)
28. Keep Evansville Beautiful creates partnership to clean up litter (from WFIE)
27. Series: Women with felony convictions face roadblocks after release (from WFIU)
26. Series: Mothers maintain families while serving time (from WFIU)
25. Series: Drug-related charges spark rise in female incarcerations (from WFIU)
21. On the Road to Recover: 'I made a mistake. I made a bad choice.' (from the Greene County Daily World)
14. Madison Juvenile Facility Helps Tack Butterfly Migrations (from WFIU)
13. Saint John's to deliver inmates' babies (from The Herald Bulletin)
11. Editorial: Drug raids, seemingly costly, are step in the right direction (from The Herald Bulletin)
10. Department of Correction Trains Prisoners in Coal Mining (from WFIU)
6. Indiana Parole Agents Featured in New Documentary Series
5. Pregnant inmates in labor must travel to give birth (from WTHR)
3. Study: Low-level Felons Often Are Repeat Offenders (from WFIU)


27. Sacred soil (from the Tribune Star)
24. Ind. prison drug ring shows contraband phone risks (from AP, Correction.com)
16. What a Coal Mining Progam Says About the Future of Correctional Education (from NPR State Impact Indiana)
2. Millions served: Westville inmates recycle eyeglasses for the Lions (from Chesterton Tribune)
1. Grace College takes over GED program in prison system (from The News Dispatch)


24. Inmates cooking up something for when they get out of prison (from Terre Tribune Star)|
18. Green jobs training smooths reentry process (from Correctionsone.com)
15. Paula Cooper: A second chance (from the NWI Times)
11. Ivy Tech Pulls Out of Prison GED Programs (from WFIU)
8. Prisoners now ineligible for college degree grant (from the Indiana Daily Student)

June 2012

27. Fort Wayne woman arrested at local correctional facility (from the Hendricks County Flyer)|
25. Judge Upholds Indiana Facebook Ban for Sex Offenders (from ABC News)
13. Program helps keep ex-offenders out of prison (from WRTV)
7. PLUS Graduation held at Indiana State Prison (from Northwest Indiana Times)
5. Editorial: Even inmates should retain their basic human dignity (from The Herald Bulletin)
2. Ivy Tech will still run programs for inmates (from Herald Argus)
1. Honor society donates books to correctional facility (from Indiana State University)

May 2012

29. Rockville Correctional Facility program teaches life skills (from the Tribune Star)
27. Inmates affected by education cuts (from The News Dispatch)
27. Handicapped murder convict alleges prison discrimination (from the Herald Bulletin)
11. Inmate program trains dogs for service (from WTHR)
10. Convicted killer now training dogs in honor of her young victim (from WTHR)
10. Group inviting public to get 'Mixed up' on Saturday (from Herald Argus)
6. 2,000 bags of trash collected by WVCF offenders
4. IDOC and Johnson Controls Celebrate Earth Day

April 2012

26. Balloon ceremony symbolizes crime victims (from The Herald Bulletin)
23. Program that supports children on nights and weekends gets financial boost (from the Sullivan Daily Times)
23. Offenders Donate to Victims of Sexual Assault
16. Indiana DOC working to prevent inmates from cashing in behind bars (from WTHR)
12. Juvenile inmates build Habitat homes (from The Herald Bulletin)
10. How ex-offenders return makes a difference (from the Indianapolis Star)

March 2012

23. State Jobs Down 11% Since 2007, Many Agencies Lose Even More (from WFIU)
22. Camp Summit Boot Camp holds food drive (from NWIBQ)
19. Inmates refurbish wheelchairs for the needy (from The Westside Flyer)
17. History: Fire brought reformatory to Pendleton (from The Herald Bulletin)
14. Two Indianapolis men arrested at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
7. Valley pitches in for tornado victims (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
1. New Castle Correctional Facility Annex Dedication

February 2012

28. Westville Correctional visitor arrested for trafficking (from the News Dispatch)
18. Motel home to city's largest sex offender cluster (from the Indianapolis Star)
15. Man caught throwing package over prison fence (from WRTV)
14. Former inmate sentenced to 18 years for role in prison riot (from The Herald Bulletin)
14. Correctional officer arrested on trafficking, bribery charges (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
6. Delivery driver charged with trafficking in phones at Westville prison (from the Northwest Indiana Times)

January 2012

26. Former IDOC Electric Chair Finds a New Home
24. Indiana Prison Documentary Receives National Award 
24. Prisoner did not directly access Facebook (from the News & Tribune)
19. Auction of land near prison brings in $3.5 million (from The Herald Bulletin)
18. Gary woman accused of trafficking at Westville prison (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
17. State auctioning surplus farmland at height of market (from the Indiana Business Journal)
14. Sentencing guidelines overhaul to take another year (from the Post Tribune)
13. Hung jury in case of inmate accused of inciting a riot (from The Herald Bulletin)
12. Editorial: Prison land sale should move ahead as planned (from The Herald Bulletin)
10. State Investigates Inmate's Apparent Facebook Profile (from WRTV)
9. Facebook profile for prisoner from Southern Indiana under investigation (from the News & Tribune)
7. Retired guard leads petition against prison land sale (from The Herald Bulletin)
6. Michigan City woman named Correctional Officer of the Year (from the Northwest Indiana Times)