inmate death

Federal Prison Inmate At Terre Haute Dies Of COVID-19

May 27, 2020
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Bureau of Prison says an inmate at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute who had COVID-19 has died, and three others there also have tested positive for the disease. The bureau said Tuesday that inmate Gregory Phinton Glenn reported chest pains and shortness of breath Sunday at the maximum-security penitentiary of the western Indiana complex. It says staff immediately took the 56-year-old Glenn to a clinic at the prison. He was transported  to a local hospital for further treatment and was pronounced dead by hospital staff following cardiac arrest.

https://www.in.gov/idoc/2410.htm

UPDATE: 

Today Indiana State Police announced that a fellow inmate has been charged with murder in the death of Miami Correctional Facility inmate, Lannie Morgan of South Bend. 

Phillip Sadler, age 53, is charged with Morgan's murder. Police say Sadler resided in the same cell house as Morgan, but was not his cellmate. 

Police say an autopsy on Morgan showed that the cause of death was homicide by asphyxia due to smothering/occlusion of the nasal/oral cavities. 

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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.