Former prison escapee cuts neck, wrist in Kingman jail

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John McCluskey By Jennifer Thomas John McCluskey By Jennifer Thomas

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- An Arizona inmate who was the focus of a manhunt earlier this month was taken to a hospital after cutting his neck and wrist with a razor in a Kingman jail Tuesday morning.

John McCluskey, 45, has been incarcerated in the Mohave County Jail in Kingman since Friday following his escape from an Arizona state prison on July 30.

According to Trish Carter with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, McCluskey cut himself in the neck and wrist area with a plastic razor and was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center Tuesday morning.

The cuts were serious but they were not considered life-threatening. His wounds were surgically sutured and he is back in the Mohave County Jail.

Carter said McCluskey is in a cell by himself in the jail's highest security level and is closely monitored 24 hours a day.

Authorities said McCluskey and two other inmates escaped from prison with help from McCluskey's fiancee and cousin, Casslyn Welch.