ADOC: Two Corrections Officers Placed On Leave After Inmates’ Deaths

Michael Smith & Willie Leon Scott/Source: ADOC The Alabama Department of Corrections placed two corrections officers on mandatory leave following the death of two inmates at separate facilities. ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dun said one incident on November 30, involving the alleged use of force, resulted in the death of  55-year-old Michael Smith, of Fairfield. Smith was an inmate at Ventress…

Inmate Found Dead Inside Holman Prison

Ricky Gilland (Source: ADOC) The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at William C. Holman Correctional Facility. ADOC officials say that on the morning of October 18, correctional officers found 46-year-old Ricky Gilland of Vinemont unresponsive in his cell. Gilland was later pronounced dead by medical staff. No foul play is suspected at this time….

Corrections Officer Dies after being Stabbed by Inmate at Holman Prison

 A corrections officer at an Alabama prison has died after being stabbed by an inmate. The Department of Corrections said Friday that 44-year-old Kenneth Bettis died Friday. An inmate at Holman Prison in Atmore stabbed Bettis on Sept. 1. A department spokesman said an inmate serving a 20-year sentence for robbery stabbed Bettis after being denied an extra tray of…