According to NBC Philadelphia, a 28-year-old inmate was stabbed multiple times in the upper body at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center on Tuesday morning. The incident happened at 10:43 a.m. inside the prison located at 8301 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition. Police have yet to recover any weapons, and no arrests have been made. Authorities have not released any further details, and an investigation is ongoing. This attack comes more than a week after two prisoners managed to escape from the same correctional center.
Brian Kent is an attorney and Legal Herald contributor who specializes in representing victims of violent crimes in Pennsylvania. He recently shared information about the legal options available to victims and who can be held liable for prison stabbings.
"Prison stabbings are a serious issue that must be addressed in order to provide a safe environment for inmates and staff.The duty of care that a prison must take to ensure the safety of its inmates is paramount. Prisons are responsible for providing a safe environment for their inmates and must take the necessary steps to protect them from preventable violent crimes. This includes providing adequate security cameras, having a well-trained and professional staff, and having appropriate policies and procedures in place.
In addition, prisons should take steps to reduce the likelihood of violent incidents occurring, such as providing education, counseling, and rehabilitation programs to inmates. When a prison fails to provide a safe environment, it can be held liable for injuries caused by preventable violent acts. In such cases, victims may be able to seek compensation for their losses.
The victims of these stabbings have legal rights to seek justice. The prison may be required to compensate the victims for the physical and emotional damage they have suffered. By speaking with an experienced violent crimes attorney, victims and their families can explore their legal options fully."