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Man, 20, charged in Dartmouth jail assault that seriously injured inmate

The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth is shown in this June 3, 2005 file photo. Mike Dembeck/The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Police have laid charges after a 19-year-old inmate suffered serious injuries this week at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

Police allege there was an assault at the jail at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday involving two offenders who were in the same cell together.

Police say the injured man from Lower Sackville suffered life-threatening injuries and was still in hospital.

Twenty-year-old Tyrico Thomas Smith is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Monday to face a charge of aggravated assault as well as one count of breaching a probation order and two counts of breaching a recognizance.

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