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RCI inmate taken to Baltimore for eye injury

August 22, 2011

An inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown suffered cuts to his body and a puncture wound to the eye, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said Monday.

The 30-year-old inmate, who is serving 13 years for robbery, larceny and other charges, was discovered shortly after 1 p.m. by correctional staff, according to a news release.

The inmate was taken to Meritus Medical Center, where doctors determined he should be taken to a hospital in Baltimore for his eye injury, the release said.

The inmate had just returned to his cell from a recreational period when correctional staff members discovered his injuries, the release said.

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