An Indiana prisoner will have time knocked off his sentence after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found a trial court miscalculated his pre-trail confinement credits after one of his multiple offenses was dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement.
Web exclusive: SCOTUS decision ‘shuts door’ on ineffective counsel claims brought in federal court
In the winter of 2021, two death row prisoners raised claims in habeas corpus proceedings that their trial attorneys were constitutionally ineffective. But the nation’s highest court split in a decision last month ruling that they could not introduce evidence outside of the state court record due to restrictions imposed by a federal law.Read More
Inmates seeking COVID compassionate release face higher hurdle with 7th Circuit ruling
Since March 2020, attorney Kathryn DiNardo has taken up dozens of cases through the Indiana Federal Community Defenders from inmates hoping to be released early because of the pandemic. Those cases are but a drop in the bucket of inmates who have applied for compassionate release, and a July ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has seemingly further dwindled their chances of success.Read More
DOC partnership provides Narcan kits to released inmates
In light of an increase of relapses and overdose numbers, the Indiana Department of Correction this month announced it would start offering naloxone, an agent used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, to every offender released from a DOC facility.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.
An inmate was found dead after a fire at the Indiana State Prison, the Indiana Department of Correction said.
An Evansville woman was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter who ingested fentanyl.
The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” goes on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells.
A Russian court on Tuesday upheld the nine-year prison sentence handed to American basketball star Brittney Griner for drug possession, rejecting her appeal.
A Marion County man who learned at his hearing that, contrary to his attorneys’ advice, 10 years of his sentence was non-suspendable will still have to serve his time.
The gunman convicted of battery in a 2019 early-morning shooting that involved four Indiana judicial officers will serve eight years in prison.
A Kentucky man who killed three students and wounded five more in a school shooting 25 years ago will have to wait another week to learn his fate in a high-stakes hearing that could see him released or denied the chance to ever leave prison.
As Sunday’s 21st anniversary of the terror attacks approaches, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men accused of 9/11-related crimes still sit in a U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, their planned trials before a military tribunal endlessly postponed.
A former Indiana state senator and a longtime casino executive were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison terms for their roles in a scheme that illegally funneled gambling company money to the politician’s unsuccessful 2016 congressional campaign.
A prisoner seeking to remedy the reimposition of his original restitution order, which excluded hundreds of dollars he had already paid towards it, was denied his request on Monday after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded he would receive credit for the amount one way or another.
An inmate who filed a First Amendment complaint after he was fired from his prison job for going to a prayer service instead of work can proceed with his case against a prison officer after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment for the officer.
7th Circuit: Compassionate release not warranted despite prisoner’s ‘extraordinary’ rehabilitation efforts
A man who has revitalized his life while incarcerated has again been denied an opportunity at a second chance beyond prison walls after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded rehabilitation efforts are not a ground for compassionate release.
A grand jury has indicted a federal inmate in the 2019 stabbing death of an inmate at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute.
With allegations that individuals deemed incompetent to stand trial are being left to languish in Indiana’s county jails, a federal lawsuit filed in May by Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services is bringing renewed attention to the treatment of mentally ill inmates in the state’s criminal justice system.
Tyrone Anthony Ross, 30, was sentenced to five years in federal prison and three years supervised release on Monday for firing a gun during a protest in downtown Indianapolis following the murder of George Floyd.
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.
South Bend attorney Sven Eric Marshall has been sentenced to serve more than 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.94 million in restitution for defrauding investors in his former business, Trust & Investment Advisory Services of Indiana, Inc.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled along ideological lines Monday against two Arizona death row inmates who had argued that their lawyers did a poor job representing them in state court. The ruling will make it harder for certain inmates sentenced to death or long terms in prison who believe their lawyers failed them to bring challenges on those grounds.
A Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a Ukrainian civilian was sentenced to life in prison on Monday in the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded three months ago, unleashing a brutal conflict that has led to accusations of atrocities, left thousands dead, driven millions from their homes and flattened whole swaths of cities.