inmate death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.

The prison system says in a Friday news release that no foul play is suspected, but an autopsy is being conducted.

The prison system says 46-year-old Ricky Gilland of Vinemont was found unresponsive in his cell on the morning of Oct. 18. Correctional officers entered the cell with medical staff and discovered Gilland was deceased.

CLAYTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prison inmate was found with a stab wound to an eye last week and died several minutes after a correctional officer found him bleeding amid a group of fellow inmates, authorities said Wednesday.

The Department of Corrections said in a statement that 52-year-old William Stanley Warren was stabbed Thursday at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton. It didn't elaborate on why the information was released days later, but said an investigation is ongoing.

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Corrections officials are investigating a second inmate death at an Alabama prison within days.

A statement from the Department of Corrections says 53-year-old Elvin Burnseed of Dothan was found unconscious in his dorm at Donaldson prison near Bessemer on Monday.

He was taken to the prison infirmary and pronounced dead after life-saving measures failed.

Burnseed's was serving a life sentence for a robbery in Houston County. The state hasn't released a cause of death.

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system says an inmate was killed after rushing at officers who then used "physical measures" to subdue the threat.

Alabama Department of Corrections said Monday it is investigating the Saturday death of 35-year-old Steven Davis at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer.

The state released limited information about Davis' death, but said it will provide more after the investigation is complete.

CLAYTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate died this month after being stabbed by another inmate, the prison system said Friday.

The Department of Corrections said in a news release that Joshua David Willingham, 29, died days after being stabbed by another inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton.

The prison system said Willingham was assaulted in a housing area on Sept. 8. He was airlifted to a hospital where he died from his injuries on Sept. 13.

St. Clair Inmate Killed Sunday

Sep 4, 2018

An inmate was fatally stabbed at a state prison in Springville, Alabama last weekend.

Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton says the stabbing happened Sunday evening at St. Clair Correctional Facility.

Prison staff found 29-year-old Terry Terrell Pettiway unresponsive and suffering from a stab wound at around 6:45 p.m. Sunday evening. Pettiway was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.