State agreement with Econo Lodge ends


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) — News 10 has learned the Indiana Department of Corrections and the Terre Haute Econo Lodge no longer have an agreement to house Department of Corrections Direct Assist parolees.

Before April 7, the Econo Lodge housed three Indiana Department of Corrections direct assist parolees. Those convicted sex offenders received assistance from the state to pay for their rent at the Econo Lodge. This was part of an agreement the state had with the Econo Lodge.

The Indiana Department of Corrections confirmed nine other parolees at the location, but those individuals are not part of the direct placement program. While the Department of Corrections approves their housing, the convicted sex offenders are not placed their through the program; for that reason, the state will not move them based on the end of this agreement.

In total, based on the Indiana Sex Offender Registry online, twelve convicted sex offenders currently list the Terre Haute Econo Lodge on Margaret Avenue as their place of residence. At least two of those offenders also list the Econo Lodge as their place of employment.

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