Correctional Officer Eric Williams was stabbed to death by an inmate inside USP Canaan in Waymart, Pennsylvania, at approximately 11:30 pm.
The inmate attacked Officer Williams and stabbed him with a shank before being subdued by other officers. Officer Williams was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Officer Williams had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 18 months.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Director Charles E. Samuels Jr.
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: (202) 307-3198