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Prison Populations Tough To Control Both Locally And Around Country

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June 18, 2014

We look at ways to control the rising number of inmates. Porter County just opened the third wing of its jail – and it was immediately full. We talk to Sheriff David Lain.

New research shows that supervising inmates after they leave prison, helps keep them out of prison. But supervised release is on the decline in the US. We find out why.

The summer season has begun at Indiana Beach. It has been touch and go for this stalwart of northern Indiana summer.  We’ll talk to an author who documented its history.

A new study points to dire consequences for American Steel, including the potential loss of thousands of steel jobs in Indiana.


Guests include:

David Lain, Porter County Sheriff

W. C. Madden author Indiana Beach: A Fun-filled History

Adam Gelb is director of the Public Safety Performance Project for Pew

Robert Scott, director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research for the Economic Policy Institute




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