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  • New correction commissioner a frequent visitor to prisons

    Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple was on the move inside the Garner Correctional Institution on a recent Tuesday, ducking into every office and inspecting each inmate housing unit from end to end. Members of Semple's executive team...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne. April 13, 2015. Victimized - again "It was supposed to be in two years." Imagine Dawn Hillyer's surprise when she happened to learn that the man convicted of stalking her was going to get out of prison last week -...
  • Budget plans have millions for local criminal programs

    The Indiana House and Senate have each proposed putting at least $80 million more toward county prison diversion programs over the next two years as part of the state's major overhaul of its criminal sentencing guidelines. Supporters of the sentencing...
  • New prisons chief shields eyes to horror

    New prisons chief shields eyes to horror
    There might be relatively benign explanations for last year's record 346 inmate fatalities in Florida prisons. The inmate population is aging, for example. But the horrific history of years-long abuse and denial of medical care exposed in recent news...
  • Florida House should support good Senate bills

    Florida House should support good Senate bills
    The Florida Senate is considering two bills that would enhance the lives of constituents, but both measures are likely to meet a quick death in the more conservative House, where political ideology too often trumps the needs of Floridians. The Senate...
  • Man gets 3 years for unauthorized release

    Man gets 3 years for unauthorized release
    Nearly three years ago, Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell imposed a 10-year sentence for Charles Taylor for aggravated battery, with six years served in the Indiana Department of Correction and four years in Lake County Community Corrections....
  • Sheriff's boot camp teams up with Land Bank

    Sheriff's boot camp teams up with Land Bank
    Young men in neon yellow jumpsuits and construction hats sawed down wooden remains of a derelict two-story home in Chicago's south suburb of Phoenix, the black letters "DOC" stamped across their backs. "We're using saws, cutting, dismantling,...
  • One dead, 10 hospitalized after Department of Corrections vehicle crashes early Saturday

    The driver of a Department of Corrections vehicle was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident that hospitalized 10 others, according to a release from the Department of Corrections on Saturday. The vehicle was transporting nine...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga

    'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga
    She played Ben Affleck's wife in the Academy Award-winning film "Argo" and the object of Zac Efron's affection in the film adaptation of "The Lucky One." But Taylor Schilling did not find fame until she put on an orange prison jumpsuit to star in the...
  • More Virginia death-row inmates challenge solitary confinement

    They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court. Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...
  • Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement

    Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement
    In two letters written less than two weeks before her death, a 36-year-old mother of four who was incarcerated at a state prison in Ocala told her family she felt unsafe. The hand-written letters were dated Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. They were both released...