JESSUP, Md. (WUSA9) - Officers from the Maryland State Police and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services are investigating an assault that took place at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup Thursday night.
According to officials, shortly after 7:00 p.m. Thursday an inmate told a correctional officer that another inmate needed assistance. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found the victim, identified as Javaughn A. Young, 26, lying in a walkway with apparent trauma to his head.
Emergency care was provided to Young and he was then transported to the Shock Trauma Center. He is in critical condition.
Another inmate has been identified as the suspect and charges against him are pending.
Officials are interviewing inmates as the investigation continues.