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An inmate was stabbed and seriously injured by another prisoner, authorities said Thursday.

At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, officers and investigators with the Marion Police Department responded to Marion Correctional Institute on Old Glenwood Road following reports of a stabbing in progress.

According to a press release by Lt. Rusty Jenkins of Marion P.D., the confrontation occurred between 27-year-old Damian Johnson and 33-year-old Michael Wright while in a classroom setting on the premises. The victim, Wright, was transported to Mission Hospital for his injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation with charges pending, according to Jenkins. This story will be updated as information becomes available.