An inmate has apparently walked away from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.
Prison officials reportedly discovered that Travis Hornett, 39, of Waterloo, was missing from his outside work detail at the prison’s low-security housing unit around 11:00 Wednesday morning, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.
The man convicted of killing a Purdue University student in January at the West Lafayette campus was found dead in his cell at the state prison in Michigan City last night, according to Indiana State Prison officials. An autopsy is scheduled for Cody Cousins, 24. Continue reading →
A Scott County man was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the murder of an inmate while they were both incarcerated in the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.
Paul Stucker, 53, was convicted of murder following a trial on Feb. 13, 2014. Stucker was found to have doused Johnny Hodge with several gallons of a liquid accelerant and burned alive while locked in his cell. This happened in 1983.
An Indiana State Prison employee was arrested after a drug trafficking investigation was completed.
Phyllis Ungerank, a nurse with Corizon Medical, was arrested for trying to traffic marijuana and for possessing marijuana inside the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. A check-point officer reportedly found Ungerank trying to take a package of marijuana inside the jail with her on Sunday, March 18th.
She is currently in the LaPorte County Jail. Trafficking of marijuana carries a sentence of up to eight years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
The Indiana State Prison in Michigan City is having a Sesquicentennial Celebration on Thursday, December 9th in the facility’s Religious Services Center at 9:00 a.m. CT.
The Indiana State Prison is home to nearly 1,800 maximum security adult males and 300 minimum security males. The State Prison was established in 1860 as the second state prison in Indiana. The Prison Board purchased 100 acres of land from Chauncey Blair for $4,500 in 1860 and the first 100 inmates from Jeffersonville, Indiana were housed in a temporary brick building surrounded by a wooden fence.