• Inmate killed in fight at Columbia Correctional Institute


    LAKE CITY, Fla. - Authorities at the Columbia Correctional Institute are investigating a fight that led to the death of an inmate.

    The Florida Department of Corrections said 32-year-old Dennis Alvarado died after a confrontation with another inmate on July 4.

    Authorities said the medical examiner would reveal a cause of death.

    Alvarado was in prison for a home invasion robbery, false imprisonment and burglary in Miami from 2004.

    The CCI is the same prison that went under a lock down last March following a shooting.

    The investigation into that incident led to seven arrests as part of a scheme to sue the state prison system.

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