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Inmate Killed At Prison In Indiana Was From South Bend

Jun 12, 2019

Indiana State police say 70-year-old Lannie Morgan of South Bend was killed at the Miami Correctional Facility earlier this week.

According to documents maintained by the Indiana Department of Corrections, Morgan was sentenced to 30 years on an incest case out of Elkhart County back in 2011. 

Here is the State Police news release: 

Bunker Hill – Yesterday, Indiana State Police Detective Wendell Beachy initiated an investigation, at the request of the Miami Correctional Facility, into the death of inmate Lannie Morgan, 70, South Bend, IN.

Inmate Dies In Elkhart County Jail

May 13, 2019
Elkhart County Sheriff's Office

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 51-year-old man who was under medical care at a northern Indiana jail has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: The male Kosciusko County Jail inmate that was discovered unresponsive, and later died, has been identified as Christopher A. Hinson, 42 of North Webster, IN.

Hinson was in the jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine and dealing methamphetamine.

St. Joseph Co. Police Dept.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department of negligence after an inmate who allegedly was suffering from drug withdrawal symptoms killed himself.

Raymond McCarty was arrested Feb. 21, 2018, and was held at a St. Joseph County jail medical unit. The lawsuit says McCarty told jail staff that he usually took medications for depression, blood pressure and back pain — including an opioid — but he didn't get them while jailed.