Inmate Is Hospitalized After Castrating Himself

From Times Staff Reports

A state prison inmate is in stable condition at Antelope Valley Hospital on Monday after castrating himself, a prison official said.

Elijah Handley, 28, who is serving 24 years for attempted murder, burglary and conspiracy to commit mayhem, maimed himself on Thursday in his cell, Lancaster prison spokesman Lt. Ken Lewis said. Prison investigators don’t know why, Lewis said.