An employee is killed and another wounded in a stabbing attack at Indiana State Prison


The Indiana Department of Corrections confirmed that an Indiana State Prison employee was killed and another staff member injured in a stabbing accident.
Indiana State Police have been asked to investigate the accident at Indiana State Jail, Sgt. Ted Bonner said.
Boehner declined to comment on the nature of the investigation and referred other questions to the Indiana Department of Correction.
The Correctional Department issued a brief statement offering condolences to the employees and their families, and said that no further information would be disclosed.
Indiana State Prison is the oldest prison in the state. It is a high-security facility, housing prisoners with longer sentences and those convicted of violent crimes.
At least two inmates have been killed in the prison since 2017, according to information obtained by The Times.
Records show that inmate Gerald A. Warry Jr., 23, died in a stabbing incident on 19 September 2019 in prison. Wharry was serving a sentence outside Elkhart County for felony and escape.
Warri inmate, Michael Ayers, 27, who was serving his sentences for attempted murder and theft, was charged in January 2020 with one count of murder in the Warry murder.
Ayers is currently scheduled to go on trial in January 2022.
Records show inmate Willie L. Stiel, 49, died from a stab wound on July 26, 2017, in prison.
Steele was serving a prison sentence for the murder of Lily Miller, 79, and her daughter Dorissa Miller, 52 – the grandmother and aunt of a Gary police officer – on October 30, 2009. The women were shackled, burned, and strangled.
Steele had been released from prison about six weeks earlier after completing a sentence for the rape and murder of Crown Point teacher Vivienne Urencik, 63, in the early 1980s.
Inmate Francisco Amaro, 36, accused of murdering Steele.
Amaro, who was serving a prison sentence for murder and home beating in Grant County, was convicted of murdering Steele by a jury in La Porte Superior Court in January 2020. He was sentenced in October to 45 years in prison.
Just last month, Indiana State Police said they were being asked to investigate the death of prisoner Daniel L. Heflin, 30, who was originally from Goshen.
Heflin was serving his sentence for the murder in Elkhart County at the time of his death on January 21. The cause and manner of Heflin’s death have yet to be released.


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