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IDOC > Newsroom > Media Center > News Archives > 2014 News Archive 2014 News Archive


29. Cost of punishment (The Journal Gazette)
29. Monroe County Probation pilot program could be state model (WFIU)
28. WVCF offender died Sunday afternoon after stabbing on Friday (Greene County Daily World)
27. Camp Summit spared from chopping block for now (NWI Times)
27. Impact of Indiana's criminal code changes unclear (NWI Times)
23. Rockville Correctional Facility receives donation from ISU students (WTHI)
23. Shifting away from solitary (The Marshall Project)
18. State plans more prison cell units (The Journal Gazette)
17. Locking up fewer kids (NUVO)
16. Kitchens turned into classrooms at WVCF gives offenders skills for employment after release (Greene County Daily World)
15. Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back (Tribune Star)
14. County seeks state funds for jail (The Journal Gazette)
13. Prison provides Christmas togetherness for families (WISHTV)
12. New program would use cell phones to track, reform offenders (News Sentinel)
11. Staffers promoted at Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
11. Criminal reentry court may return to Tippecanoe (Journal Courier)
10. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility turns 22 (WTWO)
8. Would-be visitor faces charge of trafficking with inmate (Tribune Star)
4. County jail deaths double average in 2014 (WRTV)
4. Graduation Day at WVCF (WTWO)


30. Prison system faces difficult task in caring for mentally ill (South Bend Tribune)
28. PLUS crochets hats, scarves for local charities (The News Dispatch)
28. Indiana State Prison celebrates holiday with donations (The News Dispatch)
28. Staffers promoted to Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
26. Unique group helps former offenders stay afloat on the outside (WTHR)
25. Putnamville promotes three to the caseworker position (The Brazil Times)
24. Indiana Parole Board calls parole decision unpredictable (WTHR)
24. Jail phone calls offer valuable weapon in Indiana (WTHR)
21. New captain named at Westville Correctional Facility (NWI Times)
20. Could county jails become overpopulated after rewrite of criminal code (WLFI)
19. Westville Inmates earn educational/vocational certificates (Indiana 105.5)
18. Service dog named in slain IMPD officer's honor (WISHTV)

15. Unique father-daughter dance held for inmates (WISHTV)
15. Father-daughter dance behind prison walls (WTHR)
15. Offenders get first father-daughter dance (WRTV)
12. Russell named Addictions Professional of the Year (Kokomo Perspective)
11. The Ultimate Sacrifice 'Just tell me he's still alive' (Tribune Star)
11. Hoosier survey reveals concern over violent crime (WISHTV)
10. Miami Correctional Facility gives away $5100 in grant monies (Kokomo Perspective)
9. ACLU of Indiana discusses mass incarceration of people with mental illness (WLFI)


31. Trailer rams into prisoner transport (Tribune Star)
31. Heroin addict explains underworld connection (WRTV)
31. Operation Halloween to keep track of sex offenders (Indianapolis Star)
31. Legion Post 398 salutes hero (Tribune Star)
31. State Road 46 and Moyer Road crash injures four (WTHI)
30. 3 promoted to sergeant at Westville Correctional Facility (The News Dispatch)
30. State Prison employees honored at ceremony (The News Dispatch)
29. Purdue shooter Cody Cousins found dead in prison (WTHR)
28. Area community organizations sponsor offender re-entry information session (Courier Press)
28. Corrections student excel in art contest (Pharos Tribune)
28. Death penalty option for decapitation cases (NUVO)
28. Halloween to be movie night for registered and paroled sex offenders (Herald Times)
27. Should sex offenders be allowed in Vigo County parks? (WTHI)
27. Man pleads not guilty in rape (Pal-Item)
27. Parents urged to check sex offender registry prior to trick-or-treat (Herald Argus)
26. Guard says he smuggled smokes, not drugs (The Star Press)
21. At veterans cemetery, offenders set things right (WTHR)
17. PLUS holds graduation at Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
17. Morris: ICAN service dogs bring hope to others (Indianapolis Business Journal)
16. Three LaPorte County women arrested for trafficking with inmate (WNDU)
15. Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Staff welcomes help resetting headstones (WBIW)
15. Proposal aims to 'ban box' (South Bend Tribune)
15. Prison guard held in drug probe (The Star Press)
15. Authorities crack down on unregistered sex offenders before Halloween (WLKY)
13. New superintendent appointed to Miami Correctional Facility (Kokomo Tribune)
12. Dropped gun charges spark call for legislation (WISHTV)
11. New Bloomington mental health court starting up (WRTV)
11. Changing their paths: Correctional students fix medical equipment, seek certifications (Pharos Tribune)
10. Clark County Community Corrections board picks new chairman (News and Tribune)
10. New superintendent appointed to Indiana State Prison (The News Dispatch)
9. Creative approach to crime (Indianapolis Recorder)
8. Indiana seeks to toughen penalty for gun-toting felons (Indianapolis Star)
7. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility inmate murdered man inside prison (WRTV)
6. MCF holds 10th PLUS graduation ceremony (Kokomo Perspective)
5. Aiming for Success (Kokomo Perspective)
3. Man charged with smuggling contraband into prison in books (Herald Times)
3. Indiana to address brain trauma among released offenders (WBAA)
2. Governor Mike Pence announces new first-time offender program (WRTV)
2. No decision yet on fate of Camp Summit (NWI Times)
2. Efforts renewed to protect at-risk children (Kokomo Perspective)
2. New program aims to reform first-time offenders (WISHTV)
1. Miami Correctional Facility graduates 10th PLUS class (Kokomo Tribune)


30. Nine volunteers at WVCF provide hospice care for terminally ill offenders (Greene County Daily World)
29. Seven more counties participate in juvenile detention program (Statehouse File)
28. Closing Camp Summit is bad for taxpayers, future of troubled youth (NWI Times)
26. Wilson promoted to DOC executive director of adult facilities (The News Dispatch)
26. Indiana State Prison introduces new case workers (The News Dispatch)
25. Putnamville inmates join IMPD reentry program (WRTV)
25. Cooperative effort helps correctional facility achieve top ranking energy efficiency standards (Perry County News)
24. Juvenile delinquency down thanks to alternative programs (Kokomo Tribune)
23. Expansion work at Camp Atterbury complete (WISHTV)
22. Committee hears alternatives for juvenile justice (WRTV)
22. Event aims to help teens make better decision (WTHR)
19. After sentencing, a call for tougher laws (Journal Courier)
19. Prison inmate charged in 2 Indy double homicides (WRTV)
18. Guest Column: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana (NWI Times)
18. Indiana Opinion: Camp Summit (South Bend Tribune)
17. Police: Woman brought drugs into correctional facility (WISHTV)
15. Kieninger receives State Trainers award (Kokomo Perspective)
14. Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys (NWI Times)
14. Editorial: Camp Summit shouldn't reach nadir (NWI Times)
14. Miami Correctional Facility seeking application for Grant monies (Kokomo Perspective)
14. MCF Staff receive IDOC Commissioners coin (Kokomo Perspective)
13. Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit (NWI Times)
13. Centerstone's Project HOPE celebrates two years of helping ex-offenders (
12. Marion County sex offender sweep leads to 52 arrests (Indianapolis Star)
11. Prison Productions: Film Crews Go Behind Barbed Wire (Tristate News)
11. MCF honors Correctional Leaders (Kokomo Perspective)
2. Indiana corrections allows cordless phones to battle contraband (Corrections One)


28. DOC Commissioner recognizes ISP maintenance worker (The News Dispatch)
27. Gary renovates "Street of Dreams' houses (Post Tribune)
27. 'Inmates with Talent' takes reality competition behind bars (FOX59)
27. Judge refuses Indiana inmate's request for execution (WANE)
26. Sheriff worries new criminal code will worsen jail overcrowding (Greensburg Daily News)
26. Should sex offenders be banned from public parks (WTHI)
21. IMPD: Gang graffiti tracking app underused (WISHTV)
21. Clark County Judge: Stop funding probation programs (News and Tribune)
20. Murderer escapes to roof of prison building (WISHTV)
16. Officials defend exceptions to Indiana ethics rules that were meant to prevent conflicts of interest (Indianapolis Star)
15. Indiana prisoners star as singers, comedians in film (Indianapolis Star)
12. Offenders work to renovate home (Herald Argus)
8. Indiana officials say death penalty protocol sound (The Statehouse File)
8. Why Indiana will not meet standard to reduce prison rape (WTIU)
8. Indiana State Prison names 4 new sergeants (The News Dispatch)
7. Robertston retires from WVCF (The Brazil Times)
6. Indiana Refuses to Meet Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards (WFIU)
3. Fed cut Indiana from rehab program (South Bend Tribune)


31. Prisoners give back to community through vegetable gardens (The News Dispatch)
30. Photo of serial killer's inaccurate 'death row' tattoo made public (WAVE3)
29. State passes its inmate problem down to counties (News Sentinel)
28. Meth Suppression Unit encounters positive, negative aspects of massive sentencing overhaul (Tristate News)
25. Inmates refurbish wheelchairs for needy (WRTV)
25. Three promoted to sergeant at Indiana State Prison (News Dispatch)
24. More and more criminals reoffending in Indiana (WISHTV)
24. Ex-offenders weigh in, on what works to get back on track after prison (WISHTV)
18. And the walls came tumbling down (NWI Times)
16. Should juvenile offenders serve time in adult prison? (WRTV)
14. Interview with a Killer (WTHR)
12. Women's Prison summer camp lets moms reconnect with kids (Indianapolis Star)
12. IMPD officer repays little girl's act of kindness (WRTV)
7. STOP facility recognized by chamber (Hendricks County Flyer)
6. Viewpoint: IDOC taking steps to curb sex assaults in prison (South Bend Tribune)
4. Offender Reentry Plan hits one-year mark (WRTV)
3. Penalties for stealing in Indiana get pinched (Indianapolis Star)
2. Officials fear overcrowding with policy change (WRTV)
1. First criminal code revision since 1977 takes effect (FOX 59)
1. New era in criminal justice begins today (Herald Times)


30. Indiana criminal code to dramatically change July 1 (WRTV)
29. Tully: Dangerous felons, released early, terrorize Indy residents (Indianapolis Star)
29. Officials brace for criminal code revise (NWI Times)
29. State criminal code changes first in 35 years (Post Tribune)
27. Woman who murdered Evansville Mayor Russ Lloyd Sr. has died (14 News)
26. Mayor Greg Ballard, IMPD map summer violence plan (Indianapolis Star)
25. Building dreams in Michael Jackson's neighborhood (NWI Times)
24. IMPD led sweep arrests nearly 60 (Indianapolis Star)
24. Editorial: Prisoners offer advice for troubled youths (NWI Times)
24. South Bend woman arrested for bringing ilegal gifts into Indiana State Prison (WSBT)
24. Martin County woman behind bars after visiting an inmate at WVCF (WTHI)
23. 12 prison service dogs placed with new handlers (WRTV)
23. New sentencing law's local impact unclear (South Bend Tribune)
22. ISP honor staff members with awards (The News Dispatch)
21. Our Opinion: New law will help time match the crime (News and Tribune)
21. Sports program at Indiana State Prison provides needed outlet for inmates (NWI Times)
21. Roosevelt grad Mark Hubbard helps keep the peace among prison population (NWI Times)
13. Hung jury in smuggling trial of corrections officer (NWI Times)
13. More counties joining juvenile justice initiative (The Statehouse File)
13. Tully: Inside a tough prison, teens struggle to find peace (Indianapolis Star)
13. Inmate killed in stabbing at Putnamville prison (WTHR)
12. Program looks to offer juvenile offenders more options (Herald Argus)
8. Indiana inmate tests positive for tuberculosis (WTHR)
7. Prison exchange program offers lessons for all (South Bend Tribune)
2. Criminal code change take effect in July (WISHTV)
2. Indiana using new cocktail for executions (ABC 57)
2. Indiana won't comply with prison rape act, will lost federal funding (Indianapolis Star)


31. More flexibility for judges, but reforms could push greater costs on counties (Evansville Courier & Press)
31. Odds against accused Purdue shooter's insanity plea (Lafayette Journal & Courier)
30. Indiana's use of new execution drug draws opposition (WNDU - AP)
29. Trash Bash ends as PCF crew removes 2,500 bags of refuse (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
28. Indiana defends its experimental cocktail for lethal injections (MSNBC)
27. Indiana's refusal to comply with federal rape law could cost the state cash (The Statehouse File)
26. Make a Difference, May (WTHI)
24. Influx of offenders may tax county coffers (Indiana Business Journal)
22. Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project (NWI Times)
22. Indiana State Prison food supervisor accused of trafficking drugs into facility (WNDU)
21. Pence: Indiana won't comply with prison rape law (Goshen News)
20. ISU criminal justice students tour Putnamville operations (Greencastle Banner Graphic)
19. A new way to crack down on prison contraband (NBC 33)
19. Lake sheriff unhappy over loss of work-release unit (Post Tribune)
19. Indiana has new lethal injection drug to be used in next execution (WRTV)
19. New program to keep high-risk parolees on track (WRTV)
17. Indiana turning to new lethal injection drug for executions (Post Tribune)
17. South Bend police: First 'call in' meeting a success (South Bend Tribune)
12. Taking a hit for the Girl Scouts (The News Dispatch)
12. Colt Lundy: A prison of his own making (Indianapolis Star)
9. IMPD helps offenders return to Indy streets (WRTV)
8. Paroled sex offenders moving to your neighborhood (WHIO)
6. PACE helps released inmates reenter community (WRTV)
2. Indiana State Prison kitchen goes kosher (Chesteron Tribune)


30. Woman charged with trafficking synthetic marijuana to prisoner working at Dunes (NWI Times)
30. IUSB students celebrate successful Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (WNDU)
28. Miami Correctional Facility promotes staff (Kokomo Perspective)
28. Shakespeare in Shackles (National Geographic)
28. Ex-sex offenders: Finding a place to live (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
25. Indiana prison puts strong emphasis on work, faith (Indianapolis Star)
25. New legislation to curb prison overcrowding (Indiana Daily Student)
25. IDOC offenders give back to victims of sexual assault
14. Change to Indiana Criminal Code brings concerns of jail overcrowding (Shelby News)
10. Indiana earns top grade for government transparency (NWI Times)
7. Where we house released sex offenders (Tribune Star)
7. State agreement with Econo Lodge ends (WTHITV)
6. Westville Correctional staff recognized (NWI Times)
1. Local residents could pay for state's criminal 'reform' (News Sentinel)


27. ISP announces staff promotion (Herald Argus)
26. Sheriff concerned with overcrowding at jail (WBIW)
20. IDOC: Indiana has assisted states with lethal-injection drug shortages (WIBC)
17. Curbing 'tough on crime' mentality (Goshen News)
14. Ex-offenders workshop (WTHITV)
14. Inmates part of new Legion post (Tribune Star)
13. Criminal code update pleases some, worries others (Indianapolis Business Journal)
12. Porter County reducing juveniles in detention (NWI Times)
12. Murder suspect released early from prison twice in past (KKTV Colorado)
12. Criminal law revision creates minimum sentences (Indianapolis Star)
12. Many sex offenders fail to register with the state (WISHTV)
11. I-Team 8's story on sex offenders gets statewide attention (WISHTV)
6. IMPD program for parolees is being expanded (Indianapolis Star)
5. Indy's parole program to get more assistance (WISHTV)


27. Court order prompts prison improvements for mental ill (WFIU)
27. Police, DOC sweeps net drugs, weapon (WISHTV)
26. Sex offenders told to move after I-team 8 investigation (WISHTV)
25. I-Team 8 finds sex offenders living near schools, day cares (WISHTV)
19. Indiana Prisons using canine to sniff out cell phones (Tristate)
18. Huntington University professor sharing Shakespeare with prison inmates (News Sentinel)
13. Clark County Commissioners approve JDAI grant (News and Tribune)
12. Frigid temperatures leave ex offenders out in the cold (WTHR)
11. Sex offenders can stay at shelter (The Star Press)
11. Miami Correctional honors retirees (Kokomo Perspective)
10. New Indiana criminal code closer to implementation (The Indiana Lawyer)
10. Juvenile detention grant back on the table in Clark County (News and Tribune)
6. The Difference: For Recidivist Offenders, Jobs Can Break the Cycle (Northeast Indiana Public Radio)
4. The Difference: How One Man Intervenes to Keep Kids Out of Prison (Northeast Indiana Public Radio)
3. Inmates say heating problems at Westville are retaliation for food protest (Post Tribune)
1. Take Ten Program prepares inmates for re-entry (South Bend Tribune)



30. Putnamville staff promoted (The Brazil Times)
28. NEWS RELEASE: Law Enforcement Notification System Keeps Tabs on State Prisoners
19. Governor recognizes long-term state employee (The Herald Bulletin)
17. Cell phone searches in prison cells go to the dogs (WTHR)
16. Clark council approves JDAI positions, but commissioners table grant approval (News and Tribune)
15. Woman helps families of incarcerated youths and adults (NWI Times)
15.Family visits could improve juvenile delinquents' behavior (WFIU)
14. Clark County juvenile detention grant in limbo (News and Tribune)
13. Cobb promoted at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (Greene County Daily World)
8. Correctional Facility grant program serves community (Chronicle Tribune)
6. Indiana law enforcement heads hope to stall new law (News and Tribune)
4. Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility receives reaccreditation (Madison Courier)