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Roxbury inmate hurt in gang-related stabbing

April 15, 2008|By ERIN JULIUS

A Roxbury Correctional Institution inmate was hospitalized over the weekend after he was stabbed during what a prison spokesman described as a gang-related incident.

The inmate was stabbed in the neck area, and three correctional officers saved the inmate's life by slowing the bleeding until medical personnel arrived, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli said in an e-mail Monday.

The inmate was taken to the hospital Saturday, Division of Correction spokeswoman Danielle Wilmsen said.

The 22-year-old inmate was convicted of drug, murder and assault charges in Baltimore and began serving a 30-year sentence in October 2006, Wilmsen said in an e-mail Monday.

The inmate was still in the hospital Monday evening, Vernarelli said.

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