UPDATE: Reports indicate up to 3 different stabbings at Mercer County Correctional Facility since Friday

February 8, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– A County official has confirmed two violent cases that took place at the Mercer County Correctional Facility, sending three inmates to the hospital.

At about 11:30 Monday morning, four inmates engaged in a physical altercation. Two of these inmates were transported to the hospital, however the extent of injuries are unknown. The incident remains under investigation.

This comes just three days after a separate incident sent one inmate to the hospital. On February 5 at approximately 4:30 pm, two inmates engaged in a physical altercation, which left one with a stab wound. The inmate was transported to Capital Health Trauma Center. This incident also remains under investigation.

A close source also tells MidJersey.News that there has been three separate stabbing incidents since Friday, however we are waiting for confirmation on the incident.

This story is still developing and if more information becomes available, the story will be updated.


See MidJersey.News’ breaking news story here: BREAKING: Person stabbed at Mercer County Correctional Facility, 2nd victim this week



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