Canon City prison inmate dies after assault by fellow prisoner


CANON 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 Canon 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.