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Old 07-22-2006, 02:09 AM
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New violence prompts Md. review of Jessup prison
Three inmates have been killed since May
Originally published July 21, 2006

The recent killing of a popular Sunni Muslim inmate leader and the stabbing of one of his friends have stoked tension at the maximum-security Maryland House of Correction and put authorities on alert for signs of further unrest.

State corrections officials have embarked on a review of the long-troubled Jessup prison, where two corrections officers were seriously injured in a March attack and three inmates have been killed since May.

"I'm taking a look at the total operation of the facility," said Maryland Commissioner of Correction Frank C. Sizer Jr., who faced similar problems with a rash of violence a year ago at a sister facility, the House Annex in Jessup. "In prisons, these things kind of ebb and flow. Unfortunately, it moves around."

Julius Pratt, 34, the most recent victim, was stabbed to death July 11 by a member of a different religious group called the Lost and Found Nation of Islam, one of about a half-dozen Muslim organizations at the House of Correction.

A Sunni Muslim friend of Pratt's was stabbed a day earlier and was treated for injuries described as not life-threatening. One of two May killings was also of a Sunni Muslim.

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My man just got moved from there 3 months ago!
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Both jails are now locked down until further notice as of yesterday
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