STATE PRISON INMATE DEATH INVESTIGATION
(JESSUP, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are working with state public safety investigators in an ongoing joint investigation after an inmate who was assaulted in an Anne Arundel County prison last night died from his injuries.
The deceased inmate is identified as Javaughn A. Young, 26, an inmate at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup (MCI-J), in Jessup, Maryland. After the assault last night, he was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition.
Young succumbed to his injuries today at 12:15 p.m. Young’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Another inmate at the prison has been identified as a suspect. Charges against him are pending.
Shortly after 7:00 p.m. yesterday, an inmate at MCI-J contacted a correctional officer and reported an inmate on the east wing needed assistance. Correctional officers responded and found Young lying in a walkway near the entrance to the wing, with trauma to his head. Emergency care was immediately provided while an ambulance responded to the prison to transport Young to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
State Police crime scene technicians responded to the prison and processed the scene for evidence last night. Investigators continue to interview the more than 60 inmates assigned to the prison wing where the assault occurred.
Following Young’s death, Maryland State Police homicide investigators are continuing the investigation, with assistance from the DPSCS investigators. Upon completion of the investigation, it will be presented to the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for review and charges.
Maryland State Police