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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.
Making the best: Adoptive families find new ways to celebrate as in-court ceremonies are called off
With in-person proceedings largely called off, adoptive families have had to adjust their plans. But as long as a case is uncontested, lawyers say judges have been willing to hold final hearings via Zoom or other platforms to give these families a sense of finality. And in some cases, adoptions in the age of COVID-19 have become a cause for community celebration.Read More
An eastern Indiana woman has received the maximum prison term after pleading guilty to murder in the death of her mother.
A central Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to killing her mother, whose body was found wrapped in plastic two weeks after she was suffocated inside her apartment.
A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late Hoosier artist Robert Indiana a day before his death has reached a settlement with his estate and the foundation set up to transform the artist’s home into museum.
One of two inmates who escaped from an eastern Indiana jail remained at large Thursday morning, authorities said.
Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court have split over the denial of a New Castle man’s appeal to the high court after he was found guilty of forcibly resisting law enforcement. Three of the five justices voted to deny the petition to transfer.
A man convicted of resisting law enforcement after refusing to remove his hands from his pockets did not persuade the Indiana Court of Appeals that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction.
An Ohio woman who pleaded guilty in New Castle to a deadly wrong-way interstate crash in eastern Indiana was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison. The 19-year-old victim’s mother decried the sentence and called on lawmakers to toughen sentences for drunken driving resulting in a death.
Talks have ended between two central Indiana counties about possibly building a regional jail that they would share. The Madison County Council voted to halt discussions with Henry County and recommend that Madison County commissioners start a feasibility study for a new jail in Anderson potentially costing $50 million.
A guard at the New Castle Correctional Facility faces official misconduct and trafficking charges after allegedly delivering cellphones and unknown substances to two inmates. Charges were lodged Aug. 29 against 56-year-old Max Catron of New Castle.
Authorities say a prison food employee who was smitten with an Indiana inmate smuggled a wedding ring behind bars. Investigators at the Department of Correction quote 46-year-old Rebecca Landers as saying she was in love with Chad Shackelford and planned to have him move in with her when he’s released in 2022.
Current and former inmates at the Henry County Jail will proceed as a class in a federal lawsuit broadly alleging overcrowded, unconstitutional and inhumane conditions at the facility in New Castle.
Officials from two central Indiana counties are considering the possibility of opening a regional jail that they would share.
An inmate lawsuit filed against New Castle Correctional Facility seemingly marks the first time a judge has ruled that a private prison operator can be liable for human trafficking in a punitive setting.
A New Castle man has been sentenced to 63 years in prison for using a cellphone cord to choke an acquaintance who died about eight months after the attack.
Juveniles who agree to delinquency adjudications cannot immediately challenge their adjudications on direct appeal, but instead must make a request for post-judgment relief via Trial Rule 60 before pursuing their constitutional right to appeal, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled.
The Indiana attorney general’s office has accused three nurses of diverting prescription drugs or medication from their workplaces.
Prisoners in the New Castle Correctional Facility’s Mental Health Unit are fighting a motion to dismiss their complaint against the private contractor that operates the facility, alleging they sufficiently pleaded facts to support their claims of involuntary servitude, peonage and labor trafficking.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the denial of an Indiana man’s habeas petition, finding the man was legally considered to be on parole at the time of his subsequent offenses, making his parole revocation appropriate.
Police in New Castle said a man was shot and killed after he opened fire on an officer whose own life may have been saved by his protective vest.