Prison inmate stabbed with homemade knife

October 23, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 26-year-old inmate at the Maryland House of Correction was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center late Tuesday after a stabbing in a fight that injured his chest and neck, prison officials said.

The fight at 8:45 p.m. in a prison dormitory caused a partial lockdown of the maximum-security prison, said Capt. Priscilla Doggett, a spokeswoman for the Division of Correction.

The man, whose name was not released pending notification of family, is serving a 14-year sentence for drugs and weapons violations, Doggett said. His condition was unavailable last night.

His apparent attacker had fashioned a shank out of unknown items, Doggett said. The man, a 28-year-old serving a six-year sentence for robbery, was not injured in the fight, she said.

Another 28-year-old, serving a 28-year sentence for homicide, larceny and rape charges, is also being investigated, she said.

Doggett said she could not release their names until charges had been filed.

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