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Shelby County inmate severely beaten

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Monroe's mother said he suffered cuts to both sides of his brain and has a 50-50 chance of surviving. Monroe's mother said he suffered cuts to both sides of his brain and has a 50-50 chance of surviving.
James Monroe, 24, was reportedly attacked by another inmate Tuesday morning. James Monroe, 24, was reportedly attacked by another inmate Tuesday morning.

SHELBY COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – An inmate is clinging to life following a brutal attack at the Shelby County Jail.

James Monroe, 24, was reportedly attacked by another inmate Tuesday morning.

Monroe's mother said he suffered cuts to both sides of his brain and has a 50-50 chance of surviving. "Whoever did this to him is, it's unforgivable," said sobbing Patricia Monroe."And it's a monstrosity to think that somebody could do that to another human being."

Monroe was in jail on drug charges.  

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