One inmate was stabbed to death and another seriously injured yesterday when a fight broke out among four inmates returning from the recreation yard at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup.
Leonard Sipes, a spokesman for the Division of Correction, said one inmate was pronounced dead at the prison and the other was flown by state police Medevac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The wounded inmate, Johnny Eugene Evans, 36, was in serious condition at Shock Trauma, Mr. Sipes said. Evans is serving a 25-year sentence without parole for two manslaughter convictions, a handgun violation and violation of parole.
The slain inmate, whose identity was not released, was serving life plus two consecutive 20-year sentences for murder, robbery, attempted robbery and a handgun violation.
State police are questioning two inmates about the stabbings, Mr. Sipes said.