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Mother of inmate killed inside Jessup files wrongful death lawsuit

The mother of an inmate killed by his cellmate in 2012 at the Jessup Correctional Institution has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state. Jimmie Ruth Craven alleges corrections officers should have known Jeffrey E. Cordell "was a danger to other inmates" when they housed her son with him, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. She is seeking $2 million in punitive damages and more than $75,000 in compensatory damages.

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