CONNELL, Wash.-- A 45-year-old Coyote Ridge Prison inmate was severely beaten by his cell mate Monday.
Prison workers tell us Scott McDonald and his cell mate, 32-year-old Kenneth Smith, got into a fight early Monday morning. A pillow case with a heavy object was used as a weapon.
McDonald was taken to Kadlec Medical Center for surgery. He is still in critical condition. Police are investigating the assault.
The prison is slowly adding more inmates to the new medium security addition. So far, about 500 are living there out of its 2,000 inmate capacity.