prison en State to Help Disabled Offenders Reintegrate After Prison <p>A new collaboration between the Indiana Department of Correction and a division of the state’s Family and Social Services Administration is aimed at helping developmentally disabled offenders transition more smoothly to life outside prison.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:24:01 +0000 Brandon Smith 18650 at Pence Applauds State Prison-to-Work Program <p>Governor Mike Pence is encouraging more companies to take part in HIRE, a state program that helps former convicts reenter the workforce. Pence says the program generated $8 million last year for the state.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the more than 20,000 people released from Indiana prisons each year, the Department of Corrections reports 36 percent return to prison within three years.&nbsp; The recidivism rate climbs to 60 percent if the person is unemployed.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:45:13 +0000 Brandon Smith 15751 at Pence Applauds State Prison-to-Work Program