New system designed to keep tabs on state prisoners

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A new Indiana Department of Correction notification system will give law enforcement the ability to keep tabs on prison inmates.

Law enforcement officers were able to sign up to receive emails about certain people released from prison. It allows an officer to receive customized notification and the ability to perform geographic searches. The system now allows officers to get information about inmates inside the state’s 20 adult correctional facilities, on work release or parole.

IDOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon says the new program will help the community – specifically crime victims – be more informed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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