Jessup prison inmate found stabbed in cell

January 12, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

An inmate at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup was stabbed and seriously injured in his cell yesterday, a state correctional official said.

Correctional officers found the inmate bleeding in his cell about 4:40 p.m. as prisoners were being let out of their cells for dinner, said Maxine Eldridge, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Correction.

Ms. Eldridge said the inmate was taken to the prison's medical unit, then transferred to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was in serious condition last night with stab wounds in the chest.

The area where the stabbing occurred was locked down last night as guards searched for a weapon, she said, adding there was no suspect.

The inmate, whose name was not released because his family had not been notified, is serving a 60-year sentence for several convictions, Ms. Eldridge said.

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