Prison Beating Results in Death

by Monty Yolles on December 3, 2012

Prison Beating Results in Death

Twenty-year-old Jerod Pridget ofBaltimorewas severely beaten at a correctional facility inCumberland,Marylandwhere he was serving an 18-month sentence on drug and gun possession charges.  He died on November 28, 2012 due to his injuries, which included a massive brain hemorrhage.

Pridget’s family was allowed to see him in the hospital before he died due to the severity of his injuries.  Pridget’s brother said Jerod had a broken jaw and a boot print on the side of his face.

Another inmate has been accused in the assault, according to Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. He told theBaltimoreSun, “I cannot go into investigative details, but there is nothing to suggest anything other than a tragic inmate-on-inmate assault.”  The inmate/suspect has not been identified.

It has been said that a society can be judged by the way it treats its elderly, its helpless, and its prisoners.  Our correctional institutions have a heavy burden to maintain safety within their walls, the magnitude of which we do not take lightly from this side of the fence.  Nonetheless, each institution should rigorously implement training and protocol to prevent such attacks.  If inmates were not sentenced to death, then their lives should not be taken.

The Yolles Legal Group believes in fighting for the rights of persons injured due to the negligence of another, without regard to race, background, or cultural differences.  If you or a loved one has been injured, let us review your case and help you determine your next steps.

At The Yolles Legal Group, we specialize in restoring people’s lives after an injury.  Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Marylandpersonal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to

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