The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a mentally ill woman who filed a federal lawsuit challenging her conviction and sentence for murder should have had a lawyer appointed to her and remanded the case to District Court.
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Wednesday the denial of a man’s insanity defense after he was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder.
State officials are planning to boost spending by $1.1 million for Indiana Adult Protective Services after complaints that the agency is understaffed to handle reports of possible abuse or neglect involving vulnerable adults.
A proposed class-action lawsuit naming state election officials and the clerk of Jefferson County argues a 1995 state law preventing people committed to a state hospital from voting in local elections is unconstitutional.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services announced Wednesday the terms of a settlement with the Department of Correction over the treatment of seriously mentally ill prisoners in state correctional facilities.
To stem the cycle of release and reincarceration and prevent people from committing new crimes when they leave jail, Tippecanoe County Jail is expanding mental health services and launching a program designed to help inmates develop healthy support networks in the community.
the Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy Class IV strives to promote and educate our colleagues on attorney wellness through a CLE, which will be presented during the ISBA annual meeting at the French Lick Resort Oct. 7-9.
Indiana State Board of Bar Examiners is again reviewing its mental health questions in light of new guidance from the American Bar Association, but at this point, the board has no plans to make changes to the inquiries.