Prisoner at North Alabama Prison Found Hanging in Cell

Brian Tyrell SmithOn Friday, prison officials at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville reported the death of an inmate in a suspected suicide.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. Friday during a routine security check, correctional officers found inmate Brian Tyrell Smith, 39, hanging from a bedsheet and unresponsive in a one- person segregation cell. Onsite medical staff responded and after attempting to revive Smith, a physician pronounced him deceased at approximately 8:50 p.m.

In 2000, Smith was convicted of first-degree sodomy in Madison County and was serving a 30-year sentence.

ADOC’s Investigations and Intelligence Division is investigating the inmate’s death.

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