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Inmate injured in attack at Seward jail

Posted: December 11, 2013 - 8:07am

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.

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