Inmate seriously injured in altercation with cellmate at Shelby County jail, officials say

An inmate at the Shelby County jail was seriously injured during an altercation with his cellmate, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

Corrections staff found the inmate shortly after midnight on Nov. 18.

Staff performed lifesaving procedures until Memphis Fire Department paramedics arrived.

According to SCSO, the inmate was taken to Regional One in critical condition, where he remains.

The cellmate has been relocated to administrative segregation while an investigation into the assault continues.

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