ANCHORAGE — A prisoner attacked at the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward is in critical condition at an Anchorage hospital.
The Anchorage Daily News reports 48-year-old Forrest Ahvakana was injured Friday night. Alaska State Troopers say in a written statement that charges are pending against another inmate in the attack.
Ahvakana was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital. The hospital didn’t list a patient by that name Monday, but a spokeswoman says inmates are often placed in confidential status.
Troopers say Ahvakana was beaten, and they continue to investigate whether a weapon was used in the attack and the motivation. Spokeswoman Megan Peters says it appears other might have been involved.
Ahvakana is in jail on assault and burglary counts.