6 officers on medical leave after jail fight


May 19, 2007

Six correctional officers at the Patuxent Institution remain on medical leave after a fight Wednesday night at the Jessup facility involving 10 inmates that sent 10 officers to the hospital, the institution's spokeswoman said yesterday.

The facility, which offers drug and psychiatric rehabilitation to about 775 offenders, was locked down after the fight until yesterday morning, said spokeswoman Judy West.

Wednesday's incident began as a fight between two inmates during dinner and grew to involve other inmates in one of the facility's four wings, West said. The affected wing, which houses new inmates awaiting screening and treatment, remains on lockdown, West said.

She said the officers sustained injuries such as bumps and bruises and, in the worst case, possibly a broken hand.

Laura McCandlish


: Program

Registration today for SuperKids Camp

Registration is set for today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this summer's Parks & People Foundation's SuperKids Camp. The six-week summer reading enrichment program - open to children who will be in the second and third grades in the fall in the city public schools - is set to begin June 25. Registration will be at the Parks & People Foundation Stieff Silver Building, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 10. More information, call Monica Logan at 410-448-5663, ext. 110, or go to www.parkandpeople.org/events.


3-on-3 tourney runs only today

A three-on-three basketball tournament sponsored by the United Way of Central Maryland and two other groups will be held today only, according to an event coordinator.

The Triple U Invitational Basketball Tournament was previously scheduled for today and tomorrow, but organizers decided to condense it.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the University of Baltimore Athletic Center, 1420 N. Charles St. Information: www.uwcm.org/tripleu/.

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