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2011 News Archive

December 2011

29. State decides to sell farmland near Pendleton prisons (from The Herald Bulletin)
27. PCF staff rolls out barrel of donations for food pantry (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
26. Marion County forced to end Liberty Hall program for offenders (from WTHR TV)
24. Camp Summit staff, students give to needy area families (from The News Dispatch)
20. Working alternatives: Communities look at new ways to stop revolving door of prison (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
17. Low-level offenders filling Indiana prisons (from the Kokomo Tribune)
12. Area bakers contribute 40,200 cookies to Westville inmates (from the Herald Argus)
9. 2009-2010 Experienced & Emerging Leaders Cohort Retreat
1. Juvenile Correctional Facility offers new volunteer training (from the Madison Courier)

November 2011

27. Cellphones don't belong in these cells (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
25. Plainfield Correctional Facility cooks stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner (from the Hendricks Westside Flyer)
24. Hendrix promoted through IDOC (from the Brazil Times)
17. Review: 'Young Kids, Hard Time' on MSNBC (from NUVO Magazine)
17. Play helps inmates have productive life in prison (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)

October 2011

28. $12,000 in New Scholarships Awarded to IDOC Staff
28. Area officers honored (from the Brazil Times)
26. Fayette County jail loses state prisoners (from the Indiana Economic Digest)
26. Prison pumpkins for Reelsville pupils (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
19. IDOC Offenders Give Back to Victims of Domestic Violence
12. Indiana prison overcrowding grows (from the Indiana Economic Digest)

September 2011

29. Inmates providing bargain labor for cash-strapped state agencies (from WTHR)
29. Second Class of Correctional Police Officers Sworn In
21. Mike Epps meets Naptown Knitters (from WTHR)
19. IN DOC Offenders recycle plastic by the ton (from Corrections.com)
14. Cellphones, tobacco found inside package at correctional facility (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
9. Dogs rule: Putnamville K-9 squad recognized for 30 years of service (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)

August 2011

30. Prisons are for correction, not punishment (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
30. Allen County using new model to judge criminals' risks, needs (from The News Sentinel)
24. State launches program to help employ ex-offenders (from the Indianapolis Business Journal)
23. Graffiti Art Project exhibition at Crossroads Gallery (from University of Notre Dame)
23. WVCF Walk Away Apprehended
23. Wabash Valley Minimum Security Walk Away
16. State Public Defender Uses Videoconferencing to Reduce Costs and Improve Services (from Indiana Court Times)
14. WCF part of event to aid Special Olympics (from the News Dispatch)
14. Floyd County judge planning veterans court (from the News and Tribune)
11. IDOC Pulls in Donations for Special Olympics
9. IDOC Receives National Award in Corrections
8. Prison Chaplains A Common Victim Of State Budget Cuts (from the Huffington Post)
6. Putnamville facility hosts 'Day with Dad' event (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
3. IDOC and Plainfield Partnership Produces Savings
1. Woman accused of smuggling drugs inside her bra at Pendleton facility (from FOX 59-TV)

July 2011

31. Sentencing reform not for the faint of heart (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star
27. Sentencing reform proving to be tedious work for lawmakers (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
26. Inmates cashing in behind bars (from WTHR-TV)
24. It will take time to redo the crime laws (from the News and Tribune)
22. Offender Walk Away Apprehended
16. Pendleton Correctional Facility on lockdown after fatal attack (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
10. Camp offers children of the incarcerated a chance to spiritually thrive and survive (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
9. Effort to help ex-offenders a noble pursuit (from the Fort Wayne News Sentinel)

June 2011

30. Putnamville Correctional Facility receives military support awards (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
30. Prisons are new environmental ally (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
25. Putnamville offender graduates commended in recent ceremony (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
22. Putnamville facility reportedly leading the way in sustainability (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
17. Correctional Training Institute Goes Green
16. Program teaches inmates about being positive fathers (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
10. Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking (from the Chesterton Tribune)
9. Miles for Miles to raise money for Sullivan student with leukemia (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
5. Juvenile justice behind the curve? (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
3. IDOC cuts back on inmate education (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
2. Branchville correctional staff receive public-service awards (from the Perry County News)

May 2011

27. Madison workers donate money to tornado victims (from WAVE-TV)
25.Editorial: State should invest money in inmates' education (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
24. State agencies, visitor's authority partner for summer cleanups (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
23. Other states moving ahead on prison reform (from the Ft. Wayne News Sentinel)
19. Pendleton prison recognizes long-term employees (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
15. Reality TV: Prison shows break new ground with female inmates (from the LA Times)
13. IDOC changing inmate education  (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
12. Naptown Knitters: The prisoners making Super Bowl scarves (from WTHR)
11. Public defenders, clients talk via video (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
11. ISU won’t get prison contract renewal (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
11. IDOC Staff Members Receive Governor’s Public Service Achievement Awards
10. IDOC Offenders Donate to Victims Group
10. State Public Defender Uses Videoconferencing to Reduce Costs and Improve Services (from the State Public Defender's Office)
9. Kosher cuisine OK'd behind bars (from the Chicago Tribune)
2. Correctional Employees Week
1. Putnamville Correctional Facility to honor workers (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)

April 2011

26. Inside-Out Prison Exchange course brings together students from IU, correctional facility (from Indiana University)
18. State has run out of anesthetic used in executions (from the News Dispatch)
17. Solar panels powering hot water in Wabash Valley Correctional Facility inmate living unit (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
17. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility adds security 'stun fence' (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
15. A RARE opportunity (from the Washington Times Herald)
14. Indiana State Prison receives, houses the most Muslim inmates in the state (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
6. PACE helps convicted felons make a fresh start (from the Indianapolis Star)
5. Trash Bash: Offenders to gather garbage along highways (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
2. Sex offenders have difficult time finding habitation after parole (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)

March 2011

27. IDOC, SSA assist offenders on path to re-entry (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
26. Northwest basketball player featured on Oprah’s network (from the Indianapolis Star)
24. IDOC and SSA Assist Offenders on Path to Re-entry
17. IDOC Central Office Recommended for Re-accreditation
6. Director explains benefits of program (from The Brazil Times)

February 2011

22. Correcting Corrections: Departed IDOC Commissioner Crusades For Sentencing Reforms (from Indiana News Center)
21. Correcting Corrections: Packed Prisons (from Indiana News Center)
10. MCF Honors 35 CLIFF Graduates (from the Peru Tribune)
8. Departing IDOC Commissioner Receives Distinguished Service Medal
8. Their Future Begins Now (from the Madison Courier)
6. On the Move (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)

January 2011

31. Prison nurseries cut female inmates' risk of reoffending (from The Iowa Gazette)
31. Veterans Unit Opens at IREF (from the Hendricks Westside Flyer)
31. Slamming the Door on One Size Fits All (from the Indiana Court Times)
31. Indiana Safer Thanks to Sex Offender Treatment (from Business Wire)
28. Conservatives latch onto prison reform (form the L.A. Times)
26. Smarter sentencing isn't soft on crime (from the Indianapolis Star)
24. Approval Daniels' prison plan (from the Indiana Daily Student)
20. Don't let the objections kill prison reform plan (from the Ft. Wayne News Sentinel)
17. Indiana's Answer to Prison Costs (from The New York Times)
15. Lt. Governor Skillman honors Carlisle PLUS team (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
14. Lemmon appointed IDOC commissioner (from the Brazil Times)
14. A First for Wabash Valley
13.  (from the Governor's office)
7. Saving money, saving lives (from The Washington Post)
7. Department of Correction Offenders Donate to Locks of Love