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Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 08/21/2010

8 Md. inmates hurt in prison fight

By Terri Rupar

Eight Maryland prison inmates were injured Friday night during a multiple stabbing incident at a correctional facility in Jessup, a state corrections spokesman said.

The incidents, which involved two or more separate fights, broke out between 9 and 9:30 p.m. at the Brockbridge Correctional Facility, a pre-release facility, said the spokesman, said Mark Vernarelli.

He said seven inmates were taken to hospitals. One was in serious condition after apparently being stabbed, he said. An eighth inmate was treated at the site, Vernarelli said.

It was not clear how many of the others had also been stabbed. Their conditions were not known immediately.

None of the staff members at the facility on Brockbridge Road was injured, Vernarelli said.
The reason for the outbreak was not immediately known.

At appeared that the fights occurred inside dormitories at the facility, which typically houses a few hundred inmates who are within two years or so of release, Vernarelli said. A state Web site describes Brockbridge as a minimum-security facility.

--Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  | August 21, 2010; 12:22 AM ET
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Well, that shows you how smart some of these inmates are because they are not getting released any time soon :)... Some just added attempted murder to their dockett and will be shipped back to the big boy jail!!! This is why some people just need to be rid of. I am in huge favor in making criminals fight on the front line.. if you have no regard for life adn just don't care... the front lines of the military are right for them.... but I bet half or even most would lose that "hard" stance and probably crap their pants if put there.

Posted by: rvanags | August 21, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse


Hey Democrats,

Why is this breaking news?




Posted by: kstobbe1 | August 21, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

We live in a country where, on any given night, one out of every 54 adult males is sleeping behind bars. This is a rate 5-10 times higher than the other advanced democracies.

But we live blissfully unaware of our status as the world's most jail-happy nation. Only the occasional context-free news article even reminds us that prisons exist, let alone that America has more prisoners than ANY country in the world (both per-capita and on an absolute basis).

Posted by: kcx7 | August 21, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

kcx7 - Maybe we should send them to your house. You can counsel them and give them the group hug speach while they rape your kids and morder you.

Posted by: madmike272 | August 21, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Please tell us why we should consider giving a s--t about a fight, between criminals, in a prison.

Posted by: kinkysr | August 21, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

"Please tell us why we should consider giving a s--t about a fight, between criminals, in a prison."

Those of us who live near the prison care a great deal...duh!

Posted by: lacy41 | August 21, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

For those of you who think that because a person is incarcerated that they are are no longer a human being, maybe you should re evaluate yourself. Just because a person makes a mistake doesn't make them any less of a human. You have to understand that nobody is perfect and that we all mistakes but who are we as humans to judge another person? Maybe it shouldn't be breaking news, maybe it should. Those eight people who were stabbed, regardless of the crime they committed to get in jail; they are still someones son or someones father or maybe even someones brother. Someone still cares for that individual because that individual is still human. Some people need to be incarcerated and those are the people who intentionally harm others without a purpose or meaning behind it. There are people who have never been incarcerated but that doesn't mean that they are not capable of doing something which they should be incarcerated for and it also doesn't mean that they have never done anything which they should still get incarcerated for. There are people in all lines of work who make mistakes, even the people who we depend on most or we would least expect to do any harm to anybody, Educational, Medical, law enforcement, Religion, even the military. People are people, we ALL make mistakes and instead of us trying to use anothers mistakes to break them down, why not use these mistakes as examples to help improve ourselves and others so that we can become better people no matter the backgrounds and histories. Negativity only causes more negativity unless this negative experience is used to prevent it from re occurring in the future.

Posted by: parky32 | August 22, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

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