Inmate dies after assault at Fountain prison

Oct 6, 2020


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state inmate has died after being assaulted by another prisoner. 

The Alabama Department of Corrections says 46-year-old Demarcus Fernando Harrison died last week from injuries sustained during an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault. Harrison’s exact cause of death is pending a full autopsy.

The prison system said the assault is under investigation. The U.S. Department of Justice last year said violent conditions in Alabama prisons violate the Constitution and threatened to sue the state unless conditions improve.