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Inmate Hospitalized After Banning Jail Fight Dies

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Banning, CA -

An inmate died of injuries sustained in a fight with a fellow prisoner at the county's Banning jail, a sheriff's sergeant reported Wednesday.

Deputies at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility got a report that the man was fighting with another inmate in a dayroom about noon last Saturday and arrived to find him ``down and unconscious,'' said Sgt. Raymond Huskey.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and later died, the sergeant said.

The sheriff's department withheld the identities of both inmates and is still investigating, Huskey said.
 

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