Inmate Killed in Bullock Correctional Facility
An inmate was recently killed at a state prison in southeast Alabama, according to authorities.
The Alabama Department of Corrections says 41 year old James Edwards Rodgers was attacked by two inmates with makeshift knives yesterday afternoon. The attack occurred at the Bullock Correctional Facility near Union Springs, Alabama. Rodgers died in the infirmary shortly after the attack.
Correctional authorities say 19 year old Paul Johnson and 35 year old Christopher Hand will be charged with murder. A motive for the stabbing is unknown.
Johnson is currently serving a three-year sentence for a 2015 first-degree robbery conviction. Hand was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2008 for distribution of a controlled substance and methamphetamine trafficking.
Rogers was originally sentenced in 1998 for first-degree robbery. He was scheduled to be released in December 2018.