Corrections Employee Harold Edward Rice

Corrections Employee Harold Edward Rice

Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, December 29, 1976

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Harold Edward Rice

Corrections Employee Harold Rice was beaten to death at the Indiana State Prison at 1 Park Row Street in Michigan City.

An inmate clerk reporting for work to the institution's laundry at 8:00 am found Corrections Employee Rice on the floor, having been brutally beaten. He had been struck on the head 13 times with a blunt instrument and was taken to the infirmary, where he was pronounced dead.

The institution was placed on lockdown after the incident, but the inmates who perpetrated the attack were not found, nor was the weapon used in the assault. The warden initially thought robbery may have been a motive.

Corrections Employee Rice had served with the Indiana Department of Correction for a total of 14 years, having previously served as a correctional officer at the prison for 6½ years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Never apprehended

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I was born four days before your passing and we never met. I pray justice will be served either in this realm or another. My mother missed you daily and you were ripped from our lives all too soon.
Your first granddaughter,
Jill S. Biebuyck

Jill Biebuyck-Laningham

July 19, 2022

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