Correctional Officer
Phillip K. Curry
Indiana Department of Correction
Tuesday, December 13, 1994

Age: 34
Served: 1 year, 6 months
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 23E, Line 19
Panel L11, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Stabbed
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, December 13, 1994
05:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1 Park Row, Michigan City
Incident County:
LaPorte
Incident Township:
Michigan
Weapon Used:
Shank
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 60 years
(currently incarcerated)
Burial Location:
Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart

   Correctional Officer Phillip Curry was stabbed to death on the third tier of D Cellhouse at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

   As prisoners were being returned to their cells after dinner, Correctional Officer Curry was stabbed in the neck and heart with a homemade, knife-like weapon. He died shortly after being transported to Memorial Hospital in Michigan City.

   The 25-year-old inmate, who was serving two 20-year terms for rape and criminal deviate conduct, was later found guilty of murder and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

   Correctional Officer Curry was survived by his daughter, two sons, fiancée and mother.


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