Former patients, supporters speak about experiences …
Former patients, supporters speak about experiences with Marion doctor called a ‘danger to the public’
A new exhibit at Newfields highlights employees at the art museum. "Artists Among Us" is the first ever all-staff exhibition created entirely by Newfields staff members. Newfields president and CEO, Colette Pierce Burnette, and Newfields employees Alexis Hahn, and Clifford Graham joined Angela in the studio to share more details about the exhibit.
MONROE COUNTY, Ind. — When Ruben Marté took over as sheriff at the beginning of the year he did a walkthrough of the jail facility with his senior staff and found inmates and staff living and working in deplorable conditions.
“It was inhumane what we saw,” Sheriff Marté said.
Jail commander Kyle Gibbons was part of that walkthrough and said what they saw was nowhere near as bad as what they smelled.
“The smell alone…you can’t even put into words some of it,” Gibbons said.
Gibbons documented the conditions in a holding cell where multiple inmates were sleeping on the bare floor. Some were without shoes or socks and one inmate could be seen using a Styrofoam cup as a pillow.
But the worst part of, Gibbons said, was that they were sleeping within feet of their own urine.
The city of Columbus came together for a rally in support of the Asian community.
The event comes after an 18-year-old IU Bloomington student was stabbed in the head earlier this month. Court documents say the crime was racially motivated.
The Marion County Prosecutors Office is back on firm footing in the first month of 2023 with a handful of violent felony criminal convictions this week along with several murder verdicts as prosecutors clear out the criminal justice backlog of the last couple of years.