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Inmate Hospitalized after Fight at North Branch Correctional; State Investigation Underway

April 12th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is investigating after one inmate was injured during a fight at the North Branch Correctional Institution Monday morning. According to correctional officials, a 29-year-old inmate was hospitalized as a precaution. The assault occurred when three inmates began fighting outside a housing unit around 8:30 a.m. The injured inmate suffered several puncture wounds from a homemade weapon. Correctional officers controlled the situation quickly, and none were injured. DPSCS detectives will be working with NBCI to determine a motive and pursue criminal charges.