Inmate gets a broken jaw for 'dissing' Michael Jackson

A 50-year-old man at a correctional facility south of Merced took issue with an insult against Michael Jackson, breaking the jaw of another inmate Wednesday night who spoke badly about the late King of Pop.

Jeffrey Salery, 50, is expected to be charged with aggravated assault and battery with great bodily injury against a 21-year-old fellow inmate at John Latorraca Correctional Facility.

Salery told correctional officers that the 21-year-old “disrespected Michael Jackson,” although what specifically was said is not known.

The injured inmate, whose name was not released, was taken to a Modesto-area hospital.

Jackson, one of the most popular recording artists of all time, died a week ago today in Los Angeles.