Ind. state prison tightens security after escape


By Teresa Auch Schultz
Post-Tribune

Two Indiana State Prison inmates who recently made a failed break for freedom are now being placed under tougher restrictions, including moves to different locations.

Lance Battreal, 45, and Charles Smith, 48, escaped from the Michigan City prison July 12 along with Mark Booher, 46. The three used underground tunnels and the city's sewer system to escape the prison. Smith was captured on July 12 in Grand Beach, Mich., and Battreal was caught early Tuesday at his mother's house in southern Indiana.

Pam James, prison spokeswoman, said the two are being placed under departmentwide administrative segregation -- often referred to as solitary. Inmates are in their cells for 23 hours a day, and there is no deadline for when the segregation will end...

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