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NBCI inmate hospitalized after throat slashed during fight

January 13th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

According to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services A 42-year-old inmate of the North Branch Correctional Institution was hospitalized Thursday after he suffered a laceration to the throat during an altercation with another inmate. The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in a housing unit. The injury was reportedly inflicted with a homemade weapon, according to Mark Vernarelli, a department spokesperson. No correctional officers were injured in the incident. An investigation is being conducted by DPSCS investigators, NBCI officials and state prosecutors, who were at the prison Thursday afternoon.