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.