Oct 5, 2014 1:21 PM by News Staff
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A 35-year-old inmate is in critical condition after apparently being beaten by other prisoners at a Bakersfield detention facility.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the inmate was hospitalized after being found inside his cell at the Lerdo Pretrial Detention facility with severe head injuries about 9 p.m. Saturday.
Detective Sgt. Gary Williams said Sunday that investigators planned to interview witnesses.
According to the agency's website, the detention facility holds up to 1,200 inmates.
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