Inmate dies at US Penitentiary in Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An inmate at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute died Thursday morning, according to Public Information Officer Jenna N. Epplin.

Epplin said 35-year-old Arthur D. Wheeler was found unresponsive by staff at the facility. Despite life-saving measures performed, Wheeler was pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel.

Epplin noted no staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger.

Wheeler was sentenced in the Central District of Illinois to 240 month for distribution of child pornography and impersonating an officer and a federal employee. He had been in custody at the Terre Haute facility since Nov. 15, 2019.

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