Inmate at Pasquotank Correctional cut 18 times with homemade shank

PASQUOTANK COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An inmate serving a life without parole sentence has been stabbed at a state prison where four prison workers were killed nearly seven years ago.

Pasquotank County deputies say Jamaal Griffin was cut 18 times by a homemade shank early Sunday morning at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution.

Deputies say the 38-year-old inmate received superficial cuts to his head, shoulders, hands, and legs. He was treated and released from Sentara Albemarle Medical Center and then sent back to the prison.

Deputies say they have identified the inmate responsible for the stabbing and that the shank was recovered from his cell. That inmate has yet to be charged.

Griffin is serving a first-degree murder sentence from Mecklenburg County.

Back on October 12, 2017, four prison employees at Pasquotank were beaten to death with hammers during an escape attempt.