(Westville, IN) - The Indiana National Guard is now helping with the COVID-19 outbreak at Westville Prison. Reports indicate members were brought in to restore staffing levels diminished
by the number of confirmed cases. Published reports also indicate national Guard medics are working the prison Infirmary, not inside the inmate housing units.
How long they will be there was not known. Reports indicate the extra hands are not in response to this week’s protest by loved ones of inmates. As of Wednesday, officials say there were 146 inmates and 38 correctional officers testing positive. Nearly half of all the state prison inmates testing positive are at Westville. About one-fourth of all Indiana Department of Correction employees testing positive are at Westville.