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.
The First Time Offender Program will convert the Plainfield Short Term Offender Program into the Heritage Trail Correctional Facility and also offer addiction-recovery services, family and social support, mentoring and behavioral change programs.
Indiana lawmakers are studying the impact of a sentencing reform law the General Assembly approved earlier this year.
Indiana lawmakers have reached a compromise that would direct more non-violent, low-level felons to work release and other local programs rather than sending them to prison.