Inmate Death Reported at Bullock Correctional Facility

An Alabama prison inmate has died after an apparent assault last month at Bullock Correctional Facility.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said Edwin Brazil, 40, died June 22 at a hospital from injuries sustained in an apparent assault by a fellow inmate on June 13.

The 40-year-old inmate was serving a 35-year sentence for first-degree robbery.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kristi Simpson said the death is under investigation.

The report of the death comes as the Justice Department argued a lawsuit should not be dismissed against the state prison system.

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