HELENA — An offender at a state prison in Helena was killed by a fellow inmate, a state Corrections Department spokesman said Sunday.
About 7:30 a.m. Saturday, an inmate at the James Crabtree Correctional Center assaulted another inmate, resulting in his death, said Jerry Massie. The homicide was the first in the prison’s history.
James Crabtree was changed from a juvenile facility to an adult corrections center in 1983. Much like the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite, Crabtree incarcerates older inmates, specifically ones 35 years and older.
Massie declined to offer any details about the incident, including the names of the inmates involved, until the department completes its investigation.