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February 11, 2013

NBCI inmate found dead of apparent homicide

CRESAPTOWN — Maryland State Police and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services are continuing their investigation into the apparent homicide of an inmate that occurred early Sunday at the North Branch Correctional Institution on U.S. Route 220.  

The victim was identified as Ricky Bailey, 51, who was an inmate at the maximum-security prison located adjacent to the Western Correctional Institution.  

According to prison officials, Bailey was serving a sentence of life without parole.  

Another NBCI inmate has been identified as a suspect. Charges against him are pending. He will be identified when charges are filed.  

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were summoned to NBCI by prison officials Sunday morning to conduct the investigation. They are being assisted by investigators from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Internal Investigations Unit.  

Shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, inmates in the housing unit were having breakfast delivered to their cells. An inmate told correctional officers that his cellmate needed to be removed from the cell. Officers entered the cell and found Bailey seated at the rear of the cell, leaning on the lower bunk.

Officers determined Bailey was unresponsive and appeared to have sustained injuries to his head, neck and extremities.  Prison medical staff began resuscitation efforts. An ambulance from Cumberland responded to the prison. Bailey was pronounced deceased at the scene.

State police crime scene technicians processed the cell for evidence. Investigators are continuing to interview correctional officers and inmates.

A specific cause of death is not known at this time. An autopsy will be completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

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