A former Boynton Beach resident is facing an attempted murder charge after brutally beating his cellmate while incarcerated at the South Bay Correctional Facility, a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.
Glenn Calvin Jackson, 37, is currently in prison at the Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta Gorda. Judge Dina Keever-Agrama denied him bail Wednesday after this new charge was filed for his role in the August 2017 attack.
Authorities said that Jackson used a broomstick to fracture his cellmate’s skull and split his scalp in an argument that the injured inmate told investigators started over a stolen ink pen.
The cellmate told investigators that he and Jackson were in a fistfight in an area of their cellblock not visible either to corrections officers or security cameras.
According to the report, the cellmate felt he was winning the fight and began to walk away. At that point, the man told investigators, he felt a “thump” to his head and went to the ground, where Jackson continued to beat him.
A South Bay corrections officer told investigators that she saw Jackson strike his cellmate several times with the broomstick as he stood over the injured man.
According to investigators, Jackson’s cellmate received life-threatening injuries in the attack and was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for emergency surgery.
Jackson, who is currently serving his fourth stint in prison on a charge of burglary from Miami-Dade County, could face life in prison if convicted of this latest charge.
Jackson’s other three prison sentences include stays from September 2001 to October 2003 for theft of a vehicle and fleeing, November 2004 to November 2005 for burglary and June 2011 to May 2014 for theft.
He was also involved in a tri-county, high speed chase with police from Miami-Dade County in 2015 that ended in Palm Beach County.