Department of Corrections
Yep

Plainfield, IN

#1461 Apr 18, 2010
Inmate running a drug ring from INSIDE the IDOC and an Indiana inmate walking off, sounds NORMAL to me. Mitch wouldn't want it any other way.
DOC

Greenwood, IN

#1462 Apr 18, 2010
Is Ivy Tech providing anything at Putnamville and Rockville yet?
SAD

AOL

#1463 Apr 19, 2010
DOC wrote:
Is Ivy Tech providing anything at Putnamville and Rockville yet?
They have Roark for the head of both placs.....
DOC

United States

#1464 Apr 23, 2010
And where is the additional 15% cut going to come from in DOC? Where is STOP facility? Is it ever going to become a reality or another token to be traded away to DNR? What about making it a juvenile foster home or group home? What about making it a new mental facility?
REDOC

Indianapolis, IN

#1465 Apr 24, 2010
It's time that the Governor and the top 20 percent take a 20 percent cut in pay and benefits...this would be close to the new cut they say is needed...saving jobs...and helping those that need help the most...I would like to encourage the top paid staff to take a leadership role and take a cut...true leaders take care of their staff...those that can do more should...
DOC

Columbus, IN

#1466 Apr 24, 2010
Yes the top leadership in DOC should take paycuts because it is the only place left to take the money from! But that is the ONLY thing most of the "leaders" can do, because they have shown the field that they can't do anything else useful
DOC

Columbus, IN

#1467 Apr 27, 2010
So who is getting cut now? Another 15%?
DOC

Bloomington, IN

#1468 May 1, 2010
May not have to cut at the rate people are jumping ship at different facilities. No one is being replaced so the more that leave means fewer and fewer officers and program people to maintain security at the facilities. Inmates are not stupid and they can see weaknesses in security due to the loss of officers and unrest is on the rise with programs that have been shut down or are limited. New time cut plans for behavioral programs still won't help even though they will be retroactive. Worse days may be aheadhopefully not.
DOC

Bloomington, IN

#1469 May 4, 2010
Alot of you don't understand how bad the budget situation is. Worse days ARE ahead. THere is nothing Comissioner Buss can do to help. He is trying everything he can, but he's going to get the axe from the Governor. And then someone else is going to be brought in, someone from outside the agency and the state.
REDOC

Brownsburg, IN

#1470 May 4, 2010
I believe it is past time for Buss to be replaced...he just doesn't have the leadership needed to do more with less...the Governor has not yet reached his acceptable limit for problems in the department so he will continue to cut until his acceptable limits are reached and then he blame Buss and replace him...the Governor has never shown any empathy for staff or offender.
Hello

Plainfield, IN

#1471 May 7, 2010
The problem is not Buss the problem is the Governor. When Mitch is gone and Indiana finally gets a Governor who will allow people who know the business of corrections to RUN corrections instead of trying to micro manage it from afar things will get better. Mitch has no idea what he is doing, thus the mess in the DOC. He is doing the same thing with education; Mitch thinks he can bully the whole state into cutting education cost by limiting funds to the schools. Bennett is looking like a fool, just like Buss, both are nothing more than Mitch’s LAPDOGS, they do whatever they are told to do. The only difference between the DOC and problems in education leaders are, one was appointed, the other was elected, but if Bennett keeps going the way he is, I can guarantee he won’t get a second term!
Yesterday I talked to a lady, who said her mother called Mitch a Nazi, I laughed, but you know, she is right, that just about sums it up. That would be Mitch to the T.
no surprise

Mchenry, IL

#1472 May 7, 2010
Northeast Juvenile to close May 29th. No announcement issued to the field from central office. Found it on the Indystar website.
REDOC

Indianapolis, IN

#1473 May 7, 2010
I was wondering that since there is a hiring freeze can the people losing their jobs be hired at another institution or do they have to wait...if they have to wait then their jobs are over...
DOC

Bloomington, IN

#1474 May 7, 2010
no surprise wrote:
Northeast Juvenile to close May 29th. No announcement issued to the field from central office. Found it on the Indystar website.
The release this morning to all media was cc'd to superintendents
DOC

United States

#1475 May 7, 2010
And another one bites the dust. Right? Which one is next? Camp Summit?
Yep

Plainfield, IN

#1476 May 13, 2010
Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne juvenile center to close
By Mary Beth Schneider
Posted: May 7, 2010
Indiana is closing the Northeast Juvenile Correctional Facility in Fort Wayne, saving about $4 million by moving the youth to a South Bend juvenile facility.
Edwin G. Buss, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Correction, announced the decision this morning.
The Fort Wayne facility currently has 45 juveniles. Many will be released before the facility officially closes on May 29, Buss said.
The 60 employees in Fort Wayne will be laid off but all will be able to apply for other vacancies in the Department of Correction.
Buss said the closure comes in part because the state has emphasized other ways to deal with troubled youngsters that has reduced the number of juveniles behind bars in recent years
“The Division of Youth Services has been able to establish best-practice approaches to providing services to the youth in our care. Through these efforts, these youth are spending less time in prison and are returning to community-based programs as quickly as possible in order to re-establish family ties and support,” Buss said.
That, he said, allows the state to save taxpayer dollars while ensuring “that these troubled youth receive appropriate services in the least restrictive setting.”
DOC

United States

#1477 May 16, 2010
Which juvenile is the Channel 6 news report tomorrow on the 6 p.m. news going to be about this time? Is this a rehash or is it new allegations being made?
Yep

Plainfield, IN

#1478 May 17, 2010
DOC to close facility for young offenders
Posted: May 17, 2010

South Bend -- A declining number of residents has prompted the state to close a juvenile correctional facility in Fort Wayne and shift young offenders to South Bend instead.
The Indiana Department of Correction says there is less need for the Northeast Juvenile Correctional Facility in Fort Wayne because of efforts that began in early 2009 to reduce juveniles' time in secure facilities and assign them to less restrictive settings. The Fort Wayne facility will close by May 29.

Corrections officials say the juvenile corrections population had dropped from 100 at the Fort Wayne facility to about 45. Statewide, officials reported about 750 juvenile inmates, down from about 1,100.
The South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility has room for 128 juveniles.
Seriously

Indianapolis, IN

#1479 May 18, 2010
DOC wrote:
Which juvenile is the Channel 6 news report tomorrow on the 6 p.m. news going to be about this time? Is this a rehash or is it new allegations being made?
.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/23577752/d...
Ch six

Plainfield, IN

#1480 May 19, 2010
From Ch 6 News:
INDIANAPOLIS -- Federal authorities are calling on Indiana to address abuses within its juvenile correction facilities after reports of young inmates sexually assaulted by guards and living in filth.
A Jan. 29 letter and report from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to Gov. Mitch Daniels details troubles within the former Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility, including a mentally ill inmate left dirty and pulling out her hair and male guards having sex with and performing strip searches on young female inmates, 6News' Joanna Massee reported.
"The sexualized environment at the facility appears rampant," the letter readThe letter follows a civil rights investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2008 that documented inadequate abuse investigations, excessive use of force and isolation, inadequate mental health care and inadequate special education services.
In January, a study commissioned by the department found that 36 percent of inmates at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility reported being sexually abused, while 23 percent of inmates at the Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility said they had been the victim of sexual abuse.
Two former Department of Correction employees who taught at the Indianapolis Juvenile Facility during the Department of Justice's 2008 site visits spoke to 6News on a condition of anonymity about what they witnessed.

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