Indiana State Prison

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Indiana State Prison Warden Ron Neal implementing many protocols to protect the well-being of staff as well as offenders at the state prison,  Governor Eric Holcomb wants the Indiana Supreme Court to clarify what Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license suspension means for his future, Brandon Smith reports State Health Commissioner Doctor Kris Box says information gathered by the state contact tracing call center remains private and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Paul Schneiner, the executive director of Project Neighbors

HOBART - An Indiana State Prison worker, whose termination is pending, is now charged with raping a woman he met at a downtown bar in Hobart.

The "Times" reports the alleged incident occurred in September 2017.

Fifty year-old Manuel Razo had failed to show up for two interviews and evaded police on a couple of different occasions over an approximate two-year period.

Hobart Police were finally able to catch Razo and attain his DNA by going to his work last June. 

DNA results support the woman's allegation that Razo raped her.

Inmate captured following escape from Indiana State Prison

Jul 11, 2019

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — State correction officials say an inmate who escaped Wednesday from the grounds of the Indiana State Prison has been captured.

The Indiana Department of Correction says 39-year-old Travis Hornett was apprehended without incident shortly after midnight Thursday by DOC staff and state and local police in a vacant home in Beverly Shores, Indiana.

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Today:   a conversation with Lorelle Kilpatrick, one of the protestors who marched from downtown Michigan City last Saturday to the walls of the Indiana State Prison, to demand action on several issues that she says inmates in the maximum-security facility are facing these days.  She is a member of "Black Lives Matter Gary," one of the sponsors of the protest.