(Westville, IN) -Local officials might force their way inside Westville prison. LaPorte County Commissioner Rich Mrozinski says, "There’s reason to wonder If prison officials are telling the whole truth about the COVID-19 situation."
He says, "There's been conflicting data and resistance to open up the prison to local officials.
The LaPorte County Health Department has the authority to go inside the prisons even if administrators don’t want them to."
Prison officials say 130 inmates at the prison have tested positive for coronavirus and at least 15 staff members have also been diagnosed, officials.
One inmate and five staff members at Indiana State Prison are reported to have tested positive.