FLORENCE, Colo. - An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence has been sentenced to seven more years in prison for stabbing another inmate last year.
Michael Kelewood was also sentenced to three years on supervised release following his time in prison.
Kelewood pleaded guilty in February to assault with a dangerous weapon in an attack on inmate Darryl Eagle. He was sentenced last week.
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that before the stabbing, Kelewood had been scheduled for release this year after serving a prior 71-month sentence.
Prosecutors say Eagle was watching television in a recreation room last year when Kelewood stabbed him in the neck, shoulder and eye. Eagle also had a broken bone in his spine.
Kelewood allegedly told investigators he believed it was his responsibility as a member of the Natives prison gang to hurt Eagle.