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UPDATE: Beaten Inmate Back in Critical Condition

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CONNELL, Wash. -- A Coyote Ridge Prison inmate who was beaten by his cellmate earlier in the week is back in critical condition.

45 year old Scott McDonald's condition was upgraded Thursday after being in serious condition Wednesday. McDonald is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle

Department of Corrections leaders say McDonald was beaten by Kenneth Smith Monday morning in his jail cell in Connell. Mcdonald's family says they plan to pursue legal action against the state.

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