Three men attacked a fellow inmate at the Maryland House of Correction Annex in Jessup yesterday, stabbing him eight times and puncturing his lung, prison officials said.
The 25-year-old victim and 47 other inmates were outside a housing unit about 1: 50 p.m. during a recreation period when the attack occurred. Officers recovered a homemade knife.
The inmate, who is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, was taken by MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is listed in stable condition, said Dave Towers, a spokesman for the state Division of Correction.
One attacker was slashed on the cheek, officials said.