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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system says a second inmate has died after testing positive for COVID-19. 

William Hershell Moon, a 74-year-old inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility, died Wednesday at a hospital. The prison system this week reported additional cases among inmates and staff.

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system reported that an inmate died after being assaulted by another inmate. 

A spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said Jamaal King, a 34-year-old inmate at Elmore Correctional Facility died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault.

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate who officials say was assaulted by a fellow prisoner.

The department identified the slain inmate as 38-year-old Moses Robinson.

Corrections officials said in a statement obtained by news outlets Tuesday that Robinson died Dec. 31 from injuries sustained in an attack at the Holman Correctional Facility the day before.

His cause of death is pending a full autopsy.

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Authorities in Alabama are investigating the death of an inmate at a county jail.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office announced the inmate died at the jail in Huntsville on Friday afternoon. News outlets reported on Sunday that the inmate's name hadn't been publicly released.

The agency said on Twitter that the death appeared to be related to a medical issue, but an exact cause is still being determined.

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama are investigating the death of an inmate who was found unresponsive in the booking area of a county jail.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that inmate Randall McCafferty was declared dead at a hospital Monday. Records show the 57-year-old was arrested Sunday and charged with driving under the influence. The sheriff’s office said in a statement that he’d been hospitalized for four hours before being taken to jail that night.

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.