Second stabbing in a week at Youngstown prison

YOUNGSTOWN — An inmate at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, the private prison on Hubbard Road, was in critical condition after being stabbed Monday evening, the second stabbing in the past week.

The stabbing was reported at 1:08 p.m., and a Youngstown police officer was sent there at about 2:30 p.m. regarding an inmate being stabbed in an incident involving another inmate. The officer left the prison when detectives arrived to investigate, according to a Youngstown police report.

The prison also had a stabbing last Thursday. It was reported at 7:39 p.m. When an officer arrived, he was told a male inmate housed in the U.S. Marshal’s side of the prison was stabbed and assaulted by multiple other inmates in the shower area.

The inmate was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for treatment of puncture wounds and lacerations to his thighs.

He also had a hematoma to the right side of his head, according to a Youngstown police report. A hematoma is a type of bruise that involves a collection of blood below the surface of the skin.

The prison also had a stabbing March 13 with the inmate being in stable condition later at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

In that incident, Brian Todd, manager of public affairs for Core Civic of Tennessee, the owner of NEOCC, stated in a news release that after staff responded to that stabbing, “the area was immediately secured, and medical staff quickly evaluated and provided treatment to one of the inmates injured during the incident.”

After an assessment, an ambulance was called to transport the inmate to the hospital. The inmate was “alert and responsive when departing the facility,” received medical treatment, “and is expected to be released back to the facility. We immediately notified our partners at the U.S. Marshals Service about the incident.”

That matter also was being investigated by the Youngstown Police Department.

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