A federal inmate from the District who is deaf has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Prisons , saying that the agency has jeopardized his safety and violated his rights by failing to provide him with communications aids that he needs.
TIMELINE OF VIOLENCE
Violence at Jessup
Here are some of the most violent incidents in the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup in the past year:
* March 2006: Two corrections officers are stabbed and seriously wounded.
* May 2006: Two inmates are killed. One is found with puncture wounds and with tape wrapped loosely around his neck; the other is fatally stabbed.
* July 2006: A Sunni Muslim inmate leader is fatally stabbed July 11, allegedly by a member of a rival religious group. Later, prison guard David McGuinn is fatally stabbed. Two inmates are charged in his killing.
* March 2007: A guard is stabbed seven times in an attack that authorities said might have involved as many as three inmates. The guard survives.
Locked Up for Good Md. officials have effectively closed the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, which had a reputation for violence like no other prison in the state.