Jack Budd - State Prison of Southern Michigan

Jack Budd

December 27, 1987: Jack Budd was stabbed to death by a prisoner at the State Prison of Southern Michigan on this date. The prisoner was being escorted to the ground-floor shower stall but broke free and attacked an officer who was escorting him. The prisoner then ran down the cell block, where he found and stabbed Jack Budd with a homemade weapon: a sharpened mop-bucket handle.

Despite his injuries, Budd helped to subdue the prisoner. He was taken to a local hospital where he died an hour later. The murderer, who had four prior felony convictions, had been involved in a number of incidents and attacks during his incarceration at various facilities. He was found guilty of murder in Budd's death and is serving a life sentence.