A family of jail birds has left behind a nearly $3,000 mess at the historic Steuben County Jail in northeastern Indiana.
Clay County considering expanding jail to house more ICE detainees
The Clay County Jail is considering adding on to its facility to house more ICE detainees.Read More
Web Exclusive: Incarcerated vets pay it forward with challenge coins
A group of incarcerated veterans dedicated to encouraging their fellow servicemen participating in a veteran’s treatment court program have, for the past several years, made an impact by taking up their pencils and paintbrushes.
Web Exclusive: Artwork created by inmates highlights recovery, healing from substance abuse
The biblical words “love is patient, love is kind,” have significant meaning to close friends Lonisha Johnson and Kristy Johnson, both of whom are incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.Read More
Home again: Elkhart man released after 15 years in prison, but case likely isn’t over
Andrew Royer has been granted a new trial after a special judge determined his 2005 trial was tainted by false evidence and coercive investigative techniques that exploited his mental disability. But the possibility of a retrial remains.Read More
Data reported to the FBI each year by thousands of police departments across the country shows the percentage of youths taken into custody who were referred to adult courts has dropped from 8% in 2010 to 2% in 2019. Instead, more teenagers are being sent to juvenile courts or community programs that steer them to counseling, peer mediation and other services aimed at keeping them out of trouble.
Lawsuit alleges Clay Co. misappropriating funds from ICE, detention contract should be terminated due to poor conditions
Calling the agreement to hold U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the local jail a “cash cow,” a federal lawsuit alleges Clay County officials are unlawfully diverting funds required to care for ICE detainees to unrelated county expenses.
A Marion County inmate has been discharged after an appellate panel concluded he was wrongly convicted of Class A misdemeanor battery against the facility’s mail clerk.
A 36-year-old man has been shot and wounded by officers after escaping from a jail transport van in western Indiana and later firing shots from an apartment he ran into, state police said.
The Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and Indiana Disability Rights, has filed a lawsuit alleging individuals found not competent to stand trial are being left to languish in county jails rather than receiving mental health services as required by law.
A correctional officer at the Delaware County jail has been fired after allegedly firing a PepperBall into a cellblock, striking a prisoner with the projectile, authorities said Wednesday.
Northwest Indiana authorities are investigating after a Gary man charged earlier this year in a 2018 triple homicide was found dead in his jail cell.
With the Odyssey Case Management System now operational in all 92 Indiana counties, a new project aimed at better connecting justice partners is underway in Indiana. The new program, dubbed “INjail,” aims to not only make operations more efficient in sharing records — allowing courts and jails to seamlessly communicate with each other — but also to provide vital data to criminal justice stakeholders and lawmakers.
A bill allowing Level 6 felony offenders to serve their sentences in the Indiana Department of Correction for mental health and addiction treatment is headed for the governor’s desk.
Efforts to amend a bill that would undo a key tenet of criminal justice reform legislation has failed in the Indiana Senate, setting the bill up for a final vote in the upper chamber.
Immigration group drops suit against Clay Co. officials regarding jail project that could house more ICE detainees
A lawsuit alleging Clay County officials failed to provide transparency in developing plans for a possible expansion of the Clay County Justice Center in Brazil, which houses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, has been voluntarily dismissed.
A bill that would roll back a major provision of Indiana criminal justice reform legislation is headed for the full Indiana Senate, but concerns still linger over whether the state is doing its part to provide treatment to criminal offenders with mental illnesses and addictions.
Law enforcement and city officials recently gave a tour of the new Marion County detention center. The relocation of inmates began Jan. 15, as two vans of detainees with police escorts made the trip to the new jail.
Marion County jail officials have started transferring inmates to a new $600 million jail and court complex on Indianapolis’ east side.
A big jump in Indiana county jail overcrowding has state lawmakers looking to partially roll back a nearly decade-old criminal sentencing overhaul and let judges send more people convicted of low-level felonies into state prisons.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed for a Vigo County man who was denied any credit for the time that he was in jail pending the revocation of his probation.
A not-for-profit practice representing a coalition of immigrant-rights groups has filed a lawsuit against Clay County officials, alleging the county’s commissioners, county council and sheriff’s office have all failed to provide transparency in developing plans for a possible expansion of the Clay County Justice Center, which houses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.
Staff shortages have long been a challenge for prison agencies, given the low pay and grueling nature of the work. But the coronavirus pandemic — and its impact on the labor market — has pushed many corrections systems into crisis.
The family of a Louisville woman who died this past summer at a Seymour hospital after she was allegedly denied treatment at the Jackson County Jail for severe illness has filed a lawsuit against agency members in federal court.