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Fight at Coleman federal prison kills an inmate

COLEMAN

Inmate killed in fight at federal prison

A federal inmate died Wednesday after a fight with another inmate at Federal Correctional Complex northwest of Orlando.

Authorities say the conflict broke out about 5:50 a.m. in a housing unit.

Staff members separated the inmates, who were taken to the prison's medical department. One inmate died at 7:01 a.m. The condition of the other inmate was not available.

Officials say the prison was placed on lockdown. Names of the inmates were not released.

HOMOSASSA

Man arrested on pot charges from 1980

Deputy U.S. marshals arrested a man who has been on the run from Canadian drug charges for 30 years.

Authorities say they apprehended Ian Jackson MacDonald, 71, at a home in Homosassa on Tuesday. Authorities say he escaped in 1980 as he awaited extradition from Miami on a Canadian warrant for importing and trafficking in marijuana.

Authorities say he and his wife lived under assumed names in Pennsylvania until last year.

Associated Press

Fight at Coleman federal prison kills an inmate 01/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:45pm]
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