National Guard Helps Operate Indiana Prison Amid COVID-19

Sep 1, 2020


BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) — National Guard units are helping operate a northern Indiana prison that’s faced with staffing shortages after several prison workers were stricken with COVID-19. Soldiers from the Indiana Army National Guard began working at the Miami Correctional Facility in August, performing jobs that don't bring them into contact with inmates. The Kokomo Tribune reports that the prison, located in Bunker Hill about 60 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, has had five staff members test positive for COVID-19, with three having recovered. Indiana’s Army and Air national guards have been deployed to state prisons since May due to the coronavirus outbreak.