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SBI Called In To Investigate Beating That Left Teen In Coma

Posted April 9, 2005 11:17 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Department of Corrections has called in the SBI to investigate a beating that has left a prison inmate in a coma.

A spokesman for the Department of Corrections said 19-year-old Justin Clark was attacked by a group of fellow inmates on March 31st at the Polk Youth Institution in Butner.

Clark is now undergoing treatment for severe head injuries at a local hospital.

He was serving time for breaking and entering.

Prison officials are working to figure out what prompted the attack.