Indiana

Protesters across the state gathered in car caravans Friday in response to claims of "rampant workplace exploitation" of undocumented workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re demanding driver's licenses, protection from deportation and access to stimulus aid packages. 

Members of the Indiana 2020 Two-Way asked us about what work might look like as Indiana slowly reopens sectors of the economy. To join, text “elections” to 73224.

This story was updated at 3:45 p.m. on April 30, 2020 to include new information on Edwards' release date.

On the day Scottie Edwards died, he nearly fell over on the way to the bathroom. A pair of fellow inmates at the Westville Correctional Facility propped him up and got him to sit down on a toilet. 

“He had been sick for about a week and a half,” says one inmate named Josh in a recorded call. He asked to be identified by his first name, because he fears retaliation from prison staff. 

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Hoosiers have one week left to register to vote for Indiana’s 2020 primary election.

Indiana has a higher response rate on the Census than the country as a whole, according to the latest Census data. The U.S. Census Bureau reports more than 57 percent of Hoosiers had responded as of Friday – more than the national response rate of a little more than 53 percent. 

According to the response rate map created by the Census, Minnesota has the highest response rate with 64 percent. More than 78 million households across the country have been counted for the census, as of Friday. 

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