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Shower beating in Md. prison

A Maryland corrections official says an inmate at the Jessup Correctional Institution was injured when he was beaten in the shower.

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli says the 21-year-old inmate serving 40 years for murder sustained head injuries in the beating at the maximum security facility in Jessup on Wednesday.

Vernarelli says the inmate was able to walk to the medical area and was alert, but was sent out to Shock Trauma as a precaution due to the head wound.

He says two suspects have been identified.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 15, 2010; 7:57 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Prison Beat  
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Posted by: robostop10 | July 15, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Whatever happened, I hope he never dropped the soap.

Posted by: KNNTHMORRIS | July 15, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

21 years old and has 40 year sentence, well let's just say this want be the last time that " jail justice" will be dealt to this youngman.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | July 15, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

This probably happens in prison on a daily basis.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | July 15, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

The youngest inmates are often the targets of violent sexual assaults by two or more assailants, especially in the bathrooms and showers, where nudity is not uncommon. Apparently, this young man is good at hand to hand combat and prevailed. Of course, there will be a next time involving five or more assailants. and Human Rights Watch No Escape detail the horrifying reality.

Posted by: goodblackpipe | July 15, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

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