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WCI stabbing

June 17th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

A Western Correctional Institution inmate remained hospitalized Tuesday for treatment of nine stabbing wounds that he suffered Monday afternoon at the maximum-security prison on U.S. Route 220 in Cresaptown.

The Cumberland Times News reports the inmate, identified Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services as 56-year-old Cordell Jackson, sustained nine stab wounds at about 3:30 p.m.

Jackson was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of the wounds, including one to the back in which medical personnel “could not stop the bleeding,” according to DPSCS spokesman Jerry Shields.

Cresaptown ambulance took Jackson to the hospital following alert by the Allegany County 911 Center for a trauma stabbing victim.

Shields said Jackson’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Jackson, who is serving a life term on conviction of first-degree rape, was found injured in his cell by a correctional officer making his rounds.

The incident remains under investigation by DPSCS investigators.


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