Inmate in Critical Condition from Throat Gash

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Inside the Monrovia Central Prison (Courtesy: ICRC Archives)

Emergency service was on Tuesday, January 12 called to the Monrovia Correctional Central Prison on a report that an inmate was gashed with a razor blade by another inmate identified as Nuch Gabriel.

Defendant Gabriel has so far been charged by the government with criminal attempt to commit murder and was on yesterday forwarded to the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice.

Before this new charge, Gabriel was already in the cell for the commission of a different crime when he was found in possession of a razor blade, which he used to cut the throat of his victim whose identity remains unknown.

The court document claims that defendant Gabriel took the razor blade and gashed the victim on his neck, consequently leading to profuse bleeding, leaving him (victim) under a critical condition.

The Monrovia Central Prison is the largest correctional facility that was built to accommodate 374 inmates but, at present, it hosts over 1,032 inmates, approximately tripling its capacity.

With this incident, it is clear that state corrections officials have failed to keep inmates safe by not observing rules that ban materials such as phones, drugs, and weapons.

Most of the inmates, according to prison sources, are criminal gang members charged and convicted for different crimes.

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