Some prisoners at the federal prison in Terre Haute have asked for early or home release because of the pandemic, including former Indianapolis-area executives Paul Elmer and Thomas Buck.
A massive coronavirus outbreak that has sickened nearly 4,000 inmates in Ohio has highlighted the dangers lurking in the nation’s correctional facilities during the pandemic.
The virus-wracked federal prison system has been broadening the ranks of inmates eligible for transfer to home confinement as officials seek to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Both types of locations are considered serious in a pandemic, because the virus can spread quickly in confined spaces. In addition, elderly people in nursing homes or prisons with underlying medical conditions are considered especially vulnerable if they are infected.
The Indiana Department of Correction said there are no known cases of COVID-19 among the nearly 27,000 offenders housed at the state’s prison, but it also concedes that it hasn’t tested any of those inmates.
A new Indiana rule requiring that booked inmates be assessed to determine risks or benefits of releasing them before trial is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails, criminal justice officials said.
A 25-year-old Fishers woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to identity theft and defrauding banks of more than $115,000.
A fire at central Indiana's Pendleton Correctional Facility has been extinguished after heavily damaging one of the prison complex's buildings.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office says Indiana will be the second state to adopt The Last Mile coding program, which seeks to give inmates in-demand job skills and keep them out of the corrections system.
The KSM study found the state's $11 million in estimated annual prison savings are largely consumed by the nearly $9.5 million it pays to counties holding low-level felons in jail.
The planned closing of a state prison on the near-east side will put into play an entire city block just minutes from downtown that could be ripe for residential development.
State officials say a minimum-security prison that's operated in Indianapolis for nearly 150 years will close its doors on or before July 31.
The firm set to take over as health care provider for the Indiana Department of Corrections plans to hire most of the 700 employees of the vendor it will replace.
The nation’s largest provider of health services for inmates lost its contract with the Indiana Department of Corrections to a competitor, which could rehire some of the workers.
The chief medical officer for Indiana's prison system held an overlapping position with a for-profit Illinois company that provides health care to correctional facilities in more than a dozen states, according to a published report.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has entered into a $72 million contract with Intellectual Technology Inc. to produce and distribute the state’s license plates and vehicle registrations until the end of 2019.
The proposal comes just months after Indiana's criminal sentencing laws changed in part to reduce the need for more prison space.
Senate Bill 173, authored by Sen. R. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, requires the Indiana Department of Correction to establish a specialized vocational program to train minimum-security inmates in trades.