inmate death

Inmate Dies After Being Stabbed at Prison

CLAYTON, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama inmate has died after being stabbed by another inmate. The Department of Corrections said in a Friday news release that 29-year-old Joshua David Willingham died days after being stabbed by another inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton. The prison system says Willingham was assaulted in a housing area on Sept. 8. He was…

Man Charged with Killing Infant Son Found Dead in Cell

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a “death in custody” after an inmate was found dead in his cell in south Alabama. According to SBI Lieutenant Heath Carpenter, a Houston County Corrections Officer requested emergency medical assistance at approximately 9:50 pm Friday after observing an unresponsive inmate.  Corrections staff, Sheriff’s Deputies, and Paramedics from the Dothan Fire Department performed…

Elmore County Sheriffs’ Dept. Investigate Death of Female Inmate

Elmore County officials say they’re investigating the death of a woman who was found unresponsive in a jail cell. Sheriff Bill Franklin says 39-year-old Dianna Marie Layne of Pell City was found unresponsive in her cell at the Elmore County jail Wednesday morning. Authorities say she was in a cell by herself and authorities found her unresponsive when they asked…