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December 2009

29. Reception Diagnostic Center Donates Food to Needy Hoosiers (from The Hendricks County Flyer)
21. IDOC Providing Coal Mining Job Training for Offenders
17. Plainfield Re-entry Educational Facility Relocates to Indianapolis
17. IDOC Commissioner Recognizes Marion County Judge
16. Commissioner's Holiday Message
16. Dads Behind Bars Raise Money for Toys (from WTHI-TV)
11. Offenders Help Communities by Volunteering Their Time (From the Greene County Daily World)
10. IDOC Commisisoner Recognizes LaPorte County Judge
3.   IDOC Staff and Offenders Receive U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificates
2.   IDOC Deputy Commissioner Heads to Afghanistan with National Guard
1.   Indianapolis Women's Work Release Moves to Grounds of New IWP

November 2009

24. ISP Groups Raise Cash for Kids in Need (from The Michigan City News Dispatch)
23. Adult Females Move to New Indiana Women's Prison
23. IDOC Holds Fourth Annual Auto Show
20. Indiana Legislators Tour New Castle Correctional Facility
19. IDOC Receives Pro Patria Award
19. Shifting Gears at ISP (from the Michigan City Dispatch)
13. Rockville Correctional Facility Holds Veterans Day Festivities (from The Terre Haute Tribune Star)
12. 2009 Class of IDOC Experienced and Emerging Leaders Graduate
12. Freedom from Addiction: Part 2 (from WTHI-TV)
10. Murderers Making Their Own Prison Bars (from WTHR-TV)
10. Commissioner's Video on Transition to 14-day Pay Cycle
9.   Commissioner's November 2009 Video Update
9.   IDOC Staff Graduate from The Leadership Academy
5.   At Juvenile Center, Youth Express Feelings in Creative Writing Class (from WNDU-TV)
3.   Juvenile Females Move to New Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility
3.   Freedom from Addiction: Part 1 (from WTHI-TV)

October 2009

28. Commissioner Buss Recognizes Employees
27. IDOC Holds Statewide Trainers' Conference
27. Program Keeps Paroled Sex Offenders Home: Operation Safe Halloween (from the Evansville Courier Press)
27. IDOC Crew Helps INDOT Maintain NW Indiana Infrastructure (from
26. State Prison Farm Foreman Honored (from the Chesterton Tribune)
26. CLIFF Course Works to Keep Inmates from Returning (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)
26. ID Cards for Inmates (from WTWO-TV)
23. IDOC Announces New Parole Leadership
22. Governor Daniels Honors Branchville Correctional Facility Employee
19. The IDOC Implements Healthier Diet for Offenders
16. The IDOC Unveils a New Green Initiative
14. Branchville Correctional Facility Hosts Tent Revival
9.   IDOC Facility Blood Drive Nets Great Results
6.   Inmates Earn ISU Diplomas (from the Indiana Statesman)
5.   Inmates Perform Shakespeare in Shackles (from WTHI-TV)
5.   IDOC Staff Attend IAHCN Conference
2.   IDOC Hosts Suicide Prevention Summit
2.   Prison Rehabilitates Inmates with Horses (from WTHI-TV)

September 2009

30. Three Named Employees of the Month at Miami Correctional Facility (from The Kokomo Tribune)
23. LJCF Students Complete Telecommunications Course to Gain Job Skills
17. Exhibit Showcases ISP Inmates (from the Michigan City News-Dispatch)
4.   IDOC Recognizes National Recovery Month
3.   Pendleton Juvenile Students and Staff Assist Habitat for Humanity
2.   MCF Employee, a Transplant Recipient, Writes Children's Book (from the Kokomo Tribune)
1.   Jailhouse Redemption: PLUS Program Promotes Faith, Character
      Published in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s BizVoice® magazine

August 2009

28. PLUS Program Receives National Award
26. New Faces in IDOC Leadership
25. IDOC Employees Recognized for their Years of Service
24. IDOC Teams Participate in FedEx Plane Pull
21. Correctional Industrial Facility Donates Garden Vegetables to Anderson Charity
20. WVCF Offenders Reach out to Incarcerated Youths through an Original Adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet"
19. Renovation Draws Praise of DOC Commissioner (From the Vincennes Sun Commercial)
19. Juvenile Facility Improves Safety (from the Pharos-Tribune)
19. Branchville Security Upgrades on Fast Track (from the Perry County News)
18. Indiana Well-Represented at ACA Conference
6.   Inmates to train Dogs for the Disabled (from the Hendricks County Westside Flyer)
6.   Chain O'Lakes Correctional Facility Adding Inmate Transition Prep (From Kendallville News Sun)
4.   Indiana Implements a Faith and Character-based Housing Program
(Reprinted with the permission of the American Correctional Association, Alexandria, Va.)

July 2009

30. Doing Jail Time is Helping Save Homeless Cats in Indiana (from the Examiner)
27. IDOC Employees Take Part in Correctional Police Officer Training
27. CLIFF Graduation at Carlisle Prison (From WTWO-TV)
17. IDOC Modifies Facility Forward Plans
      Facility Forward Power Point Presentation
10. The IDOC Kicks Off Blood Drive Competition
      Blood Drive Flyer
9.  Director Michael Lloyd Named One of ACA's Best in the Business
9.  IDOC Leaders Meet to Discuss Facility Forward
7.  IDOC Introduces Facility Forward Initiative
6.  Families Visit Prison from Comfort of Their Homes (from the Associated Press)
1.  Memo to All IDOC Employees

June 2009

25. Inmates Give Shelter Cats New Lease on Life (from WTHR)
18. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Receives ACA Re-accreditation
17. The IDOC Makes Generous Donation to Disabled American Veterans
16. Troubled Teens Get "Reality Check" from Inmates
15. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Recent IDOC Retirees
12. Putnamville Offenders Restore a Sense of Purpose for Residents
11. Pendleton Donates to Daleville Scholarships (from The Star Press)
1.   Cold Case Cards Deal Police Tips from Prison (from WRTV)

May 2009

28. Going Green: Correctional Facility Saves Money (from WTHI-TV)
28. Art Appreciation: Prisoner Art Project Helps Raise Money (from The News Dispatch)
26. The IDOC Enhances Juvenile Care with New Division of Youth Services
20. Bringing up Baby in the Big House (from The Daily Beast)
15.  The IDOC Receives Recognition for Energy Efficiency
12.  Sending Dogs to Prison (from
11.  IDOC Offenders Brighten up Mother's Day
11.  Parenting in Prison
7.  Commissioner Buss' Legislative Review
4.  Commissioner Buss Recognizes Correctional Employees' Week

April 2009

30. Plainfield Correctional Facility Receives ACA Accreditation
29. IDOC Develops Safe Prison Program
28. Pendleton Juvenile's Future Soldiers Kick Off National Crime Victims' Rights Week
22. IUPUI Students, Inmates to Celebrate Completion of Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Course (from Indiana University)
21. Branchville Correctional Facility Makes Security Changes
17. Prison Offers Marriage Counseling (from WTHI-TV)
15. Recidivism Rates Falling (from Kokomo Tribune)
14. Pendleton Correctional Facility Receives ACA Accreditation
14. Artists Grow Beyond Prison Walls (from the Post Tribune)
9.  Indiana Women's Prison Staff and Offenders Help "Paint the Town Pink"
7.  Westville Correctional Facility Offenders Submit Art for Art Show and Auction
6.  Miami Correctional Facility Nominated for Freedom Award
6.  The IDOC is assisting with Annual "Trash Bash" Effort
2.  Reception Diagnostic Center Employees Display Heroism

March 2009

31. Putnamville K-9 Team Featured in Magazine
30. Reducing Returns to Prison (from the Pharos Tribune)
18. Indiana's Recidivism Rates Decline for Third Consecutive Year
16. PEN Products Expands Apprenticeship Programs in the IDOC
16. IDOC Education: Preparing Offenders for Re-entry and Employment
10. New IU Northwest Exhibit “Artists Within” Features Work by Indiana State Prison Inmates (from Indiana University Northwest)
4.   Greening the Prison Industrial Complex (from the New York Times)
4.   Discovery Channel Documentary on Pendleton Correctional Facility to Air March 9
3.   IDOC Employees Take a Plunge for Special Olympics
2.   Indiana State Prison's American Legion Hosts District Meeting (from The News Dispatch)

February 2009

20. Indiana General Assembly Members Help PREF Residents Dress for Re-entry
9.   Governor Daniels Celebrates CLIFF Program's Receipt of National Award
The Indiana DOC's Response to the Meth Epidemic - From Corrections Today
5.  Important Information from the Indiana VINE Service

January 2009

28. Commissioner Buss Names Superintendents
23. The IDOC Donates a Half Million to Worthy Causes in 2008!
23. Saving Perry County's Death Row Dogs (from Perry County News)
22. PEN Products Hosts Samaritan's Feet
21. Big Headed Bob Embodies Prison FIDO Program (from the Herald Bulletin)
14. Wheelchairs Fixed at Prison Headed to Ghana
13. IDOC Facilities Receive ACA Accreditation at National Conference
13. The IDOC Makes Generous Holiday Donations
12. Prison Rehab Program Proves Successful (from WTWO)
2.   Distance Can't Stop Two Groups of Valley Men from Caring for Each Other (from the Terre Haute Tribune Star)