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Colorado inmate dies after being assaulted by fellow prisoner

Glen Young, 35, was seen assaulting Gerado Banda, 23, at a prison near Cañon City on Wednesday

CAÑON CITY — An inmate died after being assaulted by a fellow inmate at the Colorado State Penitentiary, prisons officials said Saturday.

Glen Young, 35, was seen assaulting Gerado Banda, 23, at the prison near Cañon City on Wednesday in an attack that lasted about 15 seconds, the Colorado Department of Corrections said. Banda was taken to the hospital in Canon City and later moved to a hospital in Colorado Springs before dying on Thursday, the department said.

The correction department’s Office of the Inspector General is investigating the incident and will work with local prosecutors on any potential criminal charges, it said.


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