Guards suspended after prison break

July 17, 2009 6:46:35 AM PDT
Three guards have been suspended after a prison break in northwest Indiana.Three inmates escaped from the prison outside Michigan City Sunday. The guards are accused of failing to properly supervise them. They have been suspended indefinitely.

The prisoners - Lance Battreal, Charles Smith and Mark Booher - had worked in utility tunnels that they used in the escape.

Investigators believe the inmates had unauthorized and unsupervised access to the tunnels recently. There's no indication the guards helped in the escape.

Smith was captured Monday. The other two inmates remain at large.


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