Corrections Officer Was Killed

A corrections officer was killed at work by an inmate at USP Canaan on February 25, 2013. Eric Williams, 34, from Nanticoke was pronounced dead at Geisinger CMC in Scranton. Officials indicated a prisoner used a homemade weapon to assault the guard. “This is clearly the darkest day in our institution’s short history and we are in shock over this senseless loss of a colleague and friend,” said the warden. Representative Tom Marino released a statement on Officer Williams death expressing his condolences, saying “Last night’s tragedy is a devastating reminder of the dangers our federal prison guards confront every day.” Williams hire date with the Bureau of Prisons in September 11, 2011.