Inmate stabbed at state House of Correction

April 20, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 30-year-old inmate was seriously injured when he was stabbed at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup yesterday, officials said.

The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for murder, was flown by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment shortly after he was stabbed in the back at the prison at 1:15 p.m. yesterday, said George Gregory, a spokesman for the state Division of Correction.

The victim, whose identity was not released, collapsed while walking toward his housing unit, Gregory said. He did not have information about the inmate's condition late yesterday.

Gregory said that no weapon was found and no suspect has been identified in the assault, which remains under investigation.

A fatal stabbing occurred at the House of Correction in December. And at the facility's annex, a fatal stabbing in January was followed in February by four stabbings on four consecutive days - prompting an extended lockdown to search for weapons. Another stabbing occurred the day the lockdown was lifted.

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