DOC inmate in stable condition; investigation nearly completeWritten by Donna De Jesus
Guam - After undergoing surgery to his skull at the end of March, Justin Meno was in critical condition for a couple of weeks, but according to Guam Memorial Hospital Administrative Assistant Theo Pangelinan, Meno has remained in stable condition.
Department of Corrections Director Tony Lamorena told the media in a previous press conference that several individuals may have been involved in the beating, and it is still uncertain whether any of the suspects were DOC officers or other detainees. Meno was being housed at the Special Housing Unit, a unit that's typically reserved for prisoners who are being disciplined. All prisoners locked up at the SHU spend 23 hours in their cells and one hour outside. Internal affairs began looking into the matter since the SHU does not allow inmates to be outside of their cells at the same time.
According to DOC Spokesperson Lt. Jeff Limo, the department is at the tail end of the investigation, and a report should be in by Friday.