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The Prince Albert federal penitentiary is about one kilometre west of the city. It currently has 477 medium security inmates and 158 maximum security inmates.

Court documents are shedding light on deadly battles among gang members inside the walls of the federal prison in Prince Albert.

The material confirms that Daniel Wolfe, who had been a high-ranking member of the Indian Posse gang with connections to Saskatchewan and Manitoba, was the man killed in a stabbing incident Jan. 4.

The documents also show that two other Manitoba gang members, Cheyenne Gregory Nelson and Keith Sean Coutu, were targeted in the same attack.

Nelson and Coutu, who survived, were sent to hospital with what were described as serious injuries at the time. Their current conditions are not known.

Six men with extensive records for violent crimes are facing murder and attempted murder charges for the attack, which took place in the maximum security area of the penitentiary about 12:40 pm CT.

According to court records, Nelson is a member of Indian Posse in Manitoba. He was in the Prince Albert prison serving time on a second-degree murder conviction.

Coutu, whose gang affiliation is not known, was behind bars for second-degree murder and attempted murder committed in Winnipeg.

November assault

The January attack is only the most recent episode of note at the prison.

On Nov. 15, there was an incident involving five convicts who allegedly assaulted another inmate at the prison. The people named in court documents for that incident also have gang ties and connections with the January stabbings.

One of the men charged for the November incident is Cheyenne Nelson, now also noted as one of the surviving victims in the January stabbings. He is facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm for the November incident.

Among Nelson's co-accused are two of his alleged attackers in the January incident: Nolan Turcotte and Michael Slippery.

The other two men charged for the November assault are Dean McNabb and Shawn Keepness. McNabb and Keepness are also known gang members, with ties to the Native Syndicate Killers. They are serving time for manslaughter.