Employee killed, another wounded in stabbing at Indiana State Prison, officials say

Employee killed, another wounded in stabbing at Indiana State Prison, officials say
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At least two inmates at the prison have been killed since 2017, according to information obtained by The Times.

Inmate Gerald A. Wharry Jr., 23, died in a stabbing Sept. 19, 2019, at the prison, records show. Wharry was serving a sentence out of Elkhart County for felony battery and escape.

Wharry’s fellow inmate, Michael A. Ayers, 27, who was serving sentences for attempted murder and robbery, was charged in January 2020 with one count of murder in Wharry’s homicide.

Ayers is currently scheduled to stand trial in January 2022.

Inmate Willie L. Steele, 49, died from a stab wound July 26, 2017, at the prison, records show.

Steele was serving was serving a sentence for the murders of Lillie Miller, 79, and her daughter Doressa Miller, 52 — the grandmother and aunt of a Gary police officer…



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