Prisoner at North Alabama Prison Found Hanging in Cell
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.