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December 2011

29. State decides to sell farmland near Pendleton prisons (from The Herald Bulletin)
27. PCF staff rolls out barrel of donations for food pantry (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
26. Daniels "optimistic" on prison reform (from WANE TV)
26. Marion County forced to end Liberty Hall program for offenders (from WTHR TV)
24. Camp Summit staff, students give to needy area families (from The News Dispatch)
24. Prison staff help local children (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
24. Children spend a 'Holiday with Dad' at PCF event (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
20. Working alternatives: Communities look at new ways to stop revolving door of prison (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
17. Low-level offenders filling Indiana prisons (from the Kokomo Tribune)
14. Graduating Behind Bars (from WTWO TV)
13. Communities offer alternatives to revolving door of prison (from the Pharos Tribune)
12. Area bakers contribute 40,200 cookies to Westville inmates (from the Herald Argus)
12. Same crime, different time (from the Pharos Tribune)
11. New prison program offers skills, help for short-term offenders (from the Kokomo Tribune)
11. State legislators layer the criminal code with felony convictions (from the Pharos Tribune)
11. Push for prison downsizing focuses on low-level offenders (from the Pharos Tribune)
9. Prison Donates Presents this Holiday Season (from WTWO TV)
9. 2009-2010 Experienced & Emerging Leaders Cohort Retreat
7. Indiana adds 1,250-acre game bird habitat (from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
6. Custom-made quilt auctioned as fundraiser for Miner football squad (from the Greene County Daily World)
1. Juvenile Correctional Facility offers new volunteer training (from the Madison Courier)

November 2011

28. Putnamville facility receives environmental award (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
27. Cellphones don't belong in these cells (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
27. Tippecanoe County tests video conferencing in court (from the Journal Courier)
26. Prisoner re-entry group donates to homeless veterans (from the South Bend Tribune)
25. Prison museum includes Dillinger, Manson displays (from the New Castle Courier Times)
25. Plainfield Correctional Facility cooks stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner (from the Hendricks Westside Flyer)
25. State creates video aimed at high-risk female offenders (from FOX 59)
24. Hendrix promoted through IDOC (from the Brazil Times)
18. Edinburgh Correctional Facility Hosts Blood Drive (from Camp Atterbury)
18. Two Documentaries Filmed at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (from WTWO TV)
17. Review: 'Young Kids, Hard Time' on MSNBC (from NUVO Magazine)
17. Play helps inmates have productive life in prison (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
16. Ind. prison's dog-handling program gives ex-inmate a career as sought-after dog trainer (from The Republic)
3. Christmas comes early to PCF, thanks to one former offender (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
2. Babies Behind Bars, Pt. 2 (From WTHI TV)
1. Babies Behind Bars, Pt. 1 (from WTHI TV)

October 2011

31. Meeting gets sex offenders off streets (from the Indianapolis Star)
29. American Legion thriving in prison (from the Pharos Tribune)
28. $12,000 in New Scholarships Awarded to IDOC Staff
28. Area officers honored (from the Brazil Times)
28. Prison Using Solar Energy (from WTHI TV)
28. Prison mourns death of faithful K-9 (from WISH TV)
28. Prison staff from Reelsville, Brazil recognized for professional excellence (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
27. Prison inmates' flag spreads message (from WTHI TV)
27. Putnamville offenders donate $2,500 to local organizations (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
27. Linton Community Development Foundation brings 5 bikes to kids via food pantry (from the Greene County Daily World)
26. Fayette County jail loses state prisoners (from the Indiana Economic Digest)
26. Governor invites inmatse to reception (from WISH TV)
26. Prison pumpkins for Reelsville pupils (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
21. Pendleton FIDO celebrates 100th dog to enter rehabilitation program (from FOX 59)
20. Youthful offenders graduate behind bars (from the Pharos Tribune)
19. IDOC Offenders Give Back to Victims of Domestic Violence
17. Noble County project wins Excellence award (from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
15. Putnamville Correctional Facility donates 100 cell phones to CODA (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
14. Inmates put on a play at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (From WTHI-TV)
12. Indiana prison overcrowding grows (from the Indiana Economic Digest)
11. Team Indianapolis participates in correctional facility’s inaugural AIDS Walk (from
11. IDOC Juvenile Facility Receives National Award
7. Putnamville earns Training Facility of the Year Award at 2011 state conference (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
4. Inmates retouch governor's office (from WISH TV)
2. Woman smuggles drugs into New Castle prison (from the Muncie Star Press)
1. Lake County program to benefit ex-offenders (from the Post Tribune)

September 2011

29. Inmates providing bargain labor for cash-strapped state agencies (from WTHR)
29. Second Class of Correctional Police Officers Sworn In
21. Mike Epps meets Naptown Knitters (from WTHR)
19. IN DOC Offenders recycle plastic by the ton (from
16. Putnamville facility predicting $1 million savings with new grinder operation (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
14. Cellphones, tobacco found inside package at correctional facility (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
9. Dogs rule: Putnamville K-9 squad recognized for 30 years of service (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
8. Guide dogs make a difference training inside Rockville Women's Correctional facility (from WTHI-TV)
4. Judge plans probation alternative (from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)


August 2011

30. Prisons are for correction, not punishment (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
30. Allen County using new model to judge criminals' risks, needs (from The News Sentinel)
28. Forum aims to keep students out of prison (from the Journal Courier)
24. State launches program to help employ ex-offenders (from the Indianapolis Business Journal)
23. Graffiti Art Project exhibition at Crossroads Gallery (from University of Notre Dame)
23. WVCF escapee arrested in W. Terre Haute (from WTHI-TV)
23. WVCF Walk Away Apprehended
23. Wabash Valley Minimum Security Walk Away
22. Indiana inmates fix up bicycles for the needy (from the Indianapolis Star)
16. State Public Defender Uses Videoconferencing to Reduce Costs and Improve Services (from Indiana Court Times)
14. WCF part of event to aid Special Olympics (from the News Dispatch)
14. Floyd County judge planning veterans court (from the News and Tribune)
11. Sentencing reform fuel (from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
11. IDOC Pulls in Donations for Special Olympics
10. Capital punishment remains expensive and inconsistent (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
9. IDOC Receives National Award in Corrections
9. Former inmate arrested on trafficking charges at re-entry education facility (from FOX 59-TV)
8. Prison Chaplains A Common Victim Of State Budget Cuts (from the Huffington Post)
6. Putnamville facility hosts 'Day with Dad' event (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
3. IDOC and Plainfield Partnership Produces Savings
2. National Night Out fills the park as cops, kids and citizens celebrate (from the Greene County Daily World)
1. Woman accused of smuggling drugs inside her bra at Pendleton facility (from FOX 59-TV)

July 2011

31. Sentencing reform not for the faint of heart (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star
27. Prisoners aid food pantry (from KPC News)
27. Sentencing reform proving to be tedious work for lawmakers (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
26. Inmates cashing in behind bars (from WTHR-TV)
24. It will take time to redo the crime laws (from the News and Tribune)
22. Offender Walk Away Apprehended
22. PCF guests tour sustainability efforts (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
20. Indiana ban on prison inmates' pen-pal ads upheld (from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
16. Pendleton Correctional Facility on lockdown after fatal attack (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
14. Lawmakers discuss updating criminal code (from the Kokomo Tribune)
14. Answers needed on prison overcrowding (from the Kokomo Tribune)
10. Indiana legislators will try different approach to restructuring criminal sentences (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
10. Camp offers children of the incarcerated a chance to spiritually thrive and survive (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
9. Effort to help ex-offenders a noble pursuit (from the Fort Wayne News Sentinel)
9. Dog was a military veteran 'just like us' (from the South Bend Tribune)
7. Noblesville man honored for efforts to improve fatherhood (from the Indianapolis Star)
6.Sealed records law not airtight (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
5. New Indiana law lets ex-offenders close records (from the Chicago Tribune)

June 2011

30. Putnamville Correctional Facility receives military support awards (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
30. Prisons are new environmental ally (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
29. Reelsville Elementary receives donation from offender graduates (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
27. Babies Behind Bars on ITV1 (from Unreality Primetime)
25. Putnamville offender graduates commended in recent ceremony (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
23. Indiana legislative committee studying criminal sentences (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
23. Indiana prisons "go green" with biomass boilers (from WXIX- FOX19)
22. Scenic enhancement project underway (from WFIE News 14)
22. Putnamville facility reportedly leading the way in sustainability (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
17. Putnamville program focuses on inmates and their spouse (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
17. Correctional Training Insitute Goes Green
16. Program teaches inmates about being postive fathers (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
12. Sentencing reform will save Indiana money (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
11. A higher purpose for higher education in prison (from the Indianapolis Star)
11. New law gives juvenile courts more options (from the Journal Gannett)
10. Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking (from the Chesterton Tribune)
10. EDITORIAL: Sentencing reform (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
9. Miles for Miles to raise money for Sullivan student with leukemia (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
7. Indiana sentencing laws to be studied by Legislative committee (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
6. Prison education changes course (from the Indianapolis Star)
5. Juvenile justice behind the curve? (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
3. IDOC cuts back on inmate education (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
2. Prison responds to escapee book (from WTHI-TV)
2. Branchville correctional staff receive public-service awards (from the Perry County News)
1. Inmate program reconditioning bikes at Putnamville (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)

May 2011

27. Madison workers donate money to tornado victims (from WAVE-TV)
25.Editorial: State should invest money in inmates' education (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
24. State agencies, visitor's authority partner for summer cleanups (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
23. Other states moving ahead on prison reform (from the Ft. Wayne News Sentinel)
19. College degrees conferred upon 85 inmates (from the Chicago Post Tribune)
19. Prison inmates craft quilt for agency's anniversary (from the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette)
19. Pendleton prison recognizes long-term employees (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)
15. Reality TV: Prison shows break new ground with female inmates (from the LA Times)
13. IDOC changing inmate education  (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
12. Naptown Knitters: The prisoners making Super Bowl scarves (from WTHR)
12. New School Concession Stand Built By Inmates (from WTWO-TV)
11. Public defenders, clients talk via video (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
11. ISU won’t get prison contract renewal (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
11. IDOC Staff Members Receive Governor’s Public Service Achievement Awards
10. IDOC Offenders Donate to Victims Group
10. State Public Defender Uses Videoconferencing to Reduce Costs and Improve Services (from the State Public Defender's Office)
9. Kosher cuisine OK'd behind bars (from the Chicago Tribune)
5. Lake County offender program wins grant (from the Post-Tribune)
3. Correctional workers honored during special week (from the Courier Times)
2. Correctional Employees Week
1. Putnamville Correctional Facility to honor workers (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
1. Pew study: 4 of 10 Indiana inmates back in jail within 3 years of release (from the Evansville Courier & Press)

April 2011

27. Inmates Dig In For Flood Fight (from WTHI-TV)
26. Inside-Out Prison Exchange course brings together students from IU, correctional facility (from Indiana University)
18. State has run out of anesthetic used in executions (from the News Dispatch)
17. Solar panels powering hot water in Wabash Valley Correctional Facility inmate living unit (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
17. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility adds security 'stun fence' (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
15. A RARE opportunity (from the Washington Times Herald)
15. Fewer IN inmates sent back to prison (from WTHI-TV)
14. Indiana State Prison receives, houses the most Muslim inmates in the state (from the Northwest Indiana Times)
10. Second chance to shine (from the Indianapolis Star)
10. Walk your pups in the Mixed Up Mutts annual dog walk (from the Best Friends Animal Society)
10. Editorial: Smart on crime (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
10. Walk your pups in the Mixed Up Mutts annual dog walk (from Best Friends Animal Society)
8. Westville Prison inmates take part in Trash Bash cleanup (from the Chesterton Tribune)
6. PACE helps convicted felons make a fresh start (from the Indianapolis Star)
5. Trash Bash: Offenders to gather garbage along highways (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
5. Plainfield to dedicate $5M youth athletics facility Saturday (from the Indianapolis Star)
4. Think it's hard for you to get service at BMV? (from the Muncie Star Press)
2. Sex offenders have difficult time finding habitation after parole (from the Anderson Herald Bulletin)

March 2011

27. IDOC, SSA assist offenders on path to re-entry (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
26. Northwest basketball player featured on Oprah’s network (from the Indianapolis Star)
26. Indiana prosecutors buck effort to trim prison costs (from the Courier Journal)
24. Put reform back in prison bill (from the Indianapolis Star)
24. IDOC and SSA Assist Offenders on Path to Re-entry
23. Costs key in sentencing bill (from the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette)
18. Experts Say Alternative Sentencing Key to Criminal Reform (from WFIU)
17. IDOC Central Office Recommended for Re-accreditation
6. DOC explores expanding juvenile facility (from the Pharos Tribune)
6. Director explains benefits of program (from The Brazil Times)
4. Teens deliver impressive message (from the Pharos Tribune)
4. Strengthening Families through Indiana Women's Prison (from the Women's Fund)
3. Former Football Standout Motivates Young Inmates (from WTWO-TV)
3. Henryville prison chief looks forward as he challenges inmates (from the Courier Journal)
3. Looking for ways to break the chains of criminal behavior (from the Elkhart Truth)

February 2011

28. Road to Recovery (from The Pharos-Tribune)
25. Inmates graduate from PLUS program (from the Greencastle Banner Graphic)
24. Valley Prison Goes Green (from WTWO-TV)
23. Prison panels produce power (from WTHI-TV)
22. Correcting Corrections: Departed IDOC Commissioner Crusades For Sentencing Reforms (from Indiana News Center)
21. Correcting Corrections: Packed Prisons (from Indiana News Center)
15. Local prison debuts on small screen (from WTHI-TV)
15. Oprah Network To Air Docu-Reality Series Featuring Rockville (from WTWO-TV)
12. Prison a haven for cats (from the Post Tribune)
10. MCF Honors 35 CLIFF Graduates (from the Peru Tribune)
10. Indiana bill will crack down on inmates' use of correspondence schools to cut sentences (from the Louisville Courier Journal)
8. Departing IDOC Commissioner Receives Distinguished Service Medal
8. Their Future Begins Now (from the Madison Courier)
6. On the Move (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
5. Scarf project draws knitters and crocheters into 2012 Super Bowl (from the Louisville Courier Journal)

January 2011

31. Prison nurseries cut female inmates' risk of reoffending (from The Iowa Gazette)
31. Veterans Unit Opens at IREF (from the Hendricks Westside Flyer)
31. Slamming the Door on One Size Fits All (from the Indiana Court Times)
31. Indiana Safer Thanks to Sex Offender Treatment (from Business Wire)
30. Reform prisons for safety, savings (from the South Bend Tribune)
28. Conservatives latch onto prison reform (form the L.A. Times)
28. Strike balance between public safety, spending (from the Indianapolis Star)
26. Smarter sentencing isn't soft on crime (from the Indianapolis Star)
24. Approval Daniels' prison plan (from the Indiana Daily Student)
20. Don't let the objections kill prison reform plan (from the Ft. Wayne News Sentinel)
17. Indiana's Answer to Prison Costs (from The New York Times)
16. Big changes appear likely in state criminal law (from the Muncie Star Press)
15. Lt. Governor Skillman honors Carlisle PLUS team (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
14. Lemmon appointed IDOC commissioner (from the Brazil Times)
14. Fewer prisoners, safer Hoosiers (from the Indianapolis Star)
14. A First for Wabash Valley
13. State chief justice: Prison reform is a must (from the Indianapolis Star)
13. Governor names new leaders for the Department of Correction and the Indiana Finance Authority (from the Governor's office)
12. Sentencing reforms pushed (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
9. Cell phones pose menace in Indiana corrections system (from the Evansville Courier & Press)
7. Saving money, saving lives (from The Washington Post)
7. Department of Correction Offenders Donate to Locks of Love