Inmate arrested after apparent beating death at Idaho prison

<p><p>Associated Press</p></p><p><p>BOISE – Authorities have arrested a suspect in the apparent beating death of an inmate at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise.</p></p><p><p>The Idaho Statesman <a href=”https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/crime/article256522516.html”>reported</a> security workers responded to an altercation in a housing unit early Saturday morning and found 57-year-old Gerald B. Cummings Jr. unresponsive and injured. Cummings was pronounced dead a little more than an hour later.</p></p><p><p>Patrick Orr, a spokesman for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, said another inmate was arrested for the death. His name has not been released.</p></p><p><p>Cummings was serving three sentences for possession of controlled substance convictions in Twin Falls County District Court. He would have completed his final sentence in July 2025.</p></p><p><p>The Idaho State Correctional Institution is a 1,557-bed, medium-security men’s prison.</p></p>