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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and 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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