BUNKER HILL, IN – On November 1, 2018, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) Mailroom staff were exposed to an unknown substance located on a piece of incoming mail. Four (4) staff members were rushed to Duke Memorial Hospital in Peru for evaluation and treatment. All staff members are considered stable at this time. No offenders were exposed to the unknown substance.
Due to the quick response of on-duty medical staff and MCF support staff, the staff exposed to the unknown substance were quickly assessed and treated before being sent to the hospital. Safety/Hazard Manager Josh Phillips reported a response team for the Indiana Department of Correction is currently on scene at MCF and has the situation under control. Also responding to provide support was the Grissom Fire Department, Dukes EMS, and Indiana State Police. This incident is still under investigation and further information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.
“I can’t express how much I appreciate the quick response and support from the outside agencies to assist in the safety and security of Miami Correctional Facility,” stated Warden William Hyatte.