Indiana Law Blog
Ind. Decisions - One yesterday from 7th Circuit, dismissal vacated
Leonard Thomas, an Indiana prisoner, sued prison officials and medical personnel at the Pendleton Correctional Facility under 42 U.S.C. A 1983 for deliberate indifference to his epilepsy in violation of the Eighth Amendment.
On March 4, 1989, 38-year-old Alan Matheney, serving a prison term for battery and confinement of his ex-wife, was given an eight-hour furlough from Pendleton Correctional Facility, ostensibly to visit his mother in nearby Indianapolis.
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Professor sharing Shakespeare
A Huntington University professor has established a program at the Pendleton Correctional Facility to give inmates a chance to rehabilitate themselves by relating the works of William Shakespeare to their own experiences.
Prison agency: Care of mentally ill Indiana inmates better
Advocates will get a firsthand look at Indiana's efforts to improve its treatment of mentally ill prison inmates since a federal judge criticized the Department of Correction for acting "deliberately indifferent" toward the prisoners' plight.
Prison agency: Care of mentally ill inmates better
Advocates say Indiana prisons haven't made enough progress in improving conditions for mentally ill inmates following a federal court order, but the state Department of Correction says it's working on special units at four state prisons.