MD: Baltimore man, 20, near death after severe prison beating

From the article: “A 20-year-old Baltimore man serving an 18-month prison sentence on drug distribution and gun convictions at a correctional facility in Cumberland was severely beaten there Monday and is now close to death, according to his family and state corrections officials.”

According to the article, the family questions the prison’s assertion that another inmate was the cause of the victim’s death:

“His jaw’s broken. He’s got a boot print on the left side of his face. The inmates don’t even wear boots. He’s got glove marks on his neck,” Scott said, his voice breaking.

“Jerod was the type of young man, he was a fighter,” Scott said. “But he had no defensive wounds on his hands, and that’s kind of unusual if they’re saying the inmates did it, because he would have fought to his last breath.”

Read the article here.

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