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Founder Of 211 Crew Found Dead In Prison

DENVER (CBS4) - The man who founded the 211 Crew, a notorious white supremacist prison gang linked to the murder of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, has been found dead in prison.

Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis (credit: Colorado Department of Corrections)

Officials with the Colorado Department of Corrections said the death of Benjamin Davis is being investigated as a suicide. They didn't reveal which prison the death happened in or whether it happened in a cell or somewhere else in the facility.

Evan Ebel
Evan Ebel -- While on parole accused of killing Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements and young father Nathan Leon

Evan Ebel, a parolee member of the gang, allegedly shot and killed Clements at his house in 2013. Ebel was out on parole after a clerical mistake. He cut off his ankle monitor before he is believed to have gone to Clements' home in Monument.

Tom Clements
Tom Clements (credit: State of Colorado)

Clements was one of two Coloradans police say Ebel killed -- Denver-area resident Nathan Leon was the other -- before he was killed by police in a shootout in Texas.

At the time, investigators believed Ebel had been in contact with two other members of the gang -- Thomas Guolee and James Lohr. Reports then swirled about a possible hit list on the state's DOC staff crafted by the 211 Crew.

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Davis was serving a sentence that was more than 100 years long. He started the gang in the Denver Jail in the 1990s.

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