HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s prison agency says an inmate has been taken to a hospital for burns he suffered while heating food with a makeshift device at a medium-security prison near Hagerstown.

Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli says the inmate was flown Tuesday morning from the Roxbury Correctional Institution to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Vernarelli says the burns are not life-threatening. He says the inmate was burned on a hand, leg and foot.

He says inmates are not allowed to have heating elements in their cells.

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