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Appeals Court rules former DOC employee can marry inmate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that prevented a former Indiana Department of Corrections worker to marry an inmate. The American Civil Liberties Union brought the case on behalf of Rebecca Riker, former employee of an Indiana Department of Corrections at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in […]

New law: Inmates trade snail mail for email and video chat

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New law: Inmates trade snail mail for email and video chat

Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Modern ways of communication might save the Department of Corrections money thanks to a new bill that is expanding the ways inmates are allowed to communicate with people outside of their cells. The DOC has spent about $345,000 annually on first class stamps in past years. Senate Bill 285 allows […]