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Inmate killed after being assaulted in prison

Employees of Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Jefferson County, received about $2.9 million in overtime pay.
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Employees of Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Jefferson County, received about $2.9 million in overtime pay.

Another Alabama inmate has died after being stabbed at William Donaldson Correctional Facility.

The Jefferson County coroner's office confirmed that 32-year-old Kenneth Early Ray II was killed.

The coroner said the death is being investigated as a homicide and that Ray was killed after sustaining "sharp force injuries during a reported assault by another inmate."

It is the second stabbing at the facility in six weeks.

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