Eight Charged in Inmate Beating at Milner Ridge

By David Klassen

Police have laid charges against several inmates at the Milner Ridge Correctional Centre after an assault Monday night.

RCMP say a 33-year-old man, an inmate at the facility, was assaulted by eight other inmates. He was taken to the Health Sciences Centre and is still listed in critical condition.

Late Tuesday, police charged a number of men, ranging in age from 18- to 25-years-old.

A teleconference hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Winnipeg.

At the time of the assault, the jail was operating at maximum capacity.

Part of the facility — located near Beausejour — still remains in lockdown.