Roxbury Inmate Treated for Non Life-Threatening Wounds After Morning Stabbing

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Towson, MD (September 30, 2011)---A 32- year old inmate serving 19 years for burglary and assault charges was taken to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown this morning after a stabbing on the compound at medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution. The inmate’s wounds were not life-threatening, and he is expected to return to a Division of Correction infirmary later today.

The incident occurred just after eight this morning on the main walk of the compound as inmates were returning to their housing units after the morning medication distribution. The victim was stabbed several times in the neck and head. He was treated by RCI medical personnel, who made the determination to send him by ambulance to the hospital.

The DPSCS Internal Investigative Unit is on the scene, and a suspect has been identified. Two homemade weapons were recovered. The investigation is continuing.

RCI is one of three medium-security prisons operated by DOC just south of Hagerstown. It houses approximately 1,725 male inmates.