Inmate suffers serious burns at NJ state prison

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say an inmate at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton has been hospitalized with serious burn injuries.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Deirdre Fedkenheuer tells The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/12z8sIK ) that corrections officers responded to the incident around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fedkenheuer said the inmate’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, but further details were not disclosed. Fedkenheuer said she did not know how the inmate was burned.

The inmate’s name has not been released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, http://www.nj.com/times

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