Second inmate stabbed at Lost Gap
By By Fredie Carmichael / staff writer
June 20, 2002
For the second time in two months, an inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility used a broken piece of metal fence to stab another inmate. The attack happened on Wednesday.
Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department said details were sketchy today, but that the victim sustained only minor injuries.
In an earlier stabbing on May 16, an inmate at the Lost Gap prison used a piece of sharpened metal broken off a cyclone fence to stab another inmate. The victim was treated at Rush Foundation Hospital for a puncture wound to the chest.
Mitchell said both cases are expected to be presented to a Lauderdale County grand jury in July.
Warden Aaron Jagers of the EMCF in Lost Gap declined to comment when asked about the stabbings.
The EMCF is a privately-operated prison owned by Wackenhut. It houses psychiatric inmates for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.