TWO inmates have been charged with attempted murder after an alleged stabbing at the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre near Kempsey yesterday.
Emergency services were called to the correctional facility at Aldavilla at about 3.15pm on Wednesday, following reports an inmate had suffered multiple stab wounds.
Police will allege two inmates - aged 50 and 28 - approached the cell of a 26-year-old man before he was stabbed several times in the neck, chest and back.
The injured man was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
Officers from Mid North Coast Police District attended a short time later and established a crime scene.
The two accused were arrested, with the older man charged with attempted murder and the younger man charged with aid and abet attempted murder.
Both were refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court via audio visual link today.