Rawlins, Wy – Authorities are investigating the stabbing of a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate Wednesday night. Wyoming Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Martha Lenardson says the incident took place around 9:30 as inmates were returning from a break. The inmate was stabbed with a homemade weapon and Lenardson says local law enforcement agencies were quickly called in along with Wyoming Corrections officials to try and determine who did it.
Lenardson says the inmate was taken to a hospital where part of the homemade device was removed during surgery. He is listed in stable condition.