Coroner: Inmate dies from possible drug overdose at Donaldson Correctional

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Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:14 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:29 AM CDT
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BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - A 36-year-old man died from a possible drug overdose at William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer on June 28, 2022, according to the Jefferson County Coroner.

The coroner confirmed Maxamillion Ward was serving a life sentence for a 2020 sodomy conviction out of Autauga County.

On June 23, 2022, Ward was transferred from William Donaldson Correctional Facility to UAB Hospital to be treated for a possible drug overdose. The corner said he was admitted for treatment and died five days later.


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An autopsy will be performed to assist in determining the case and manner of death.

WBRC has investigated several cases of drug overdose deaths in Alabama correctional facilities:

https://www.wbrc.com/2022/04/18/mom-inmate-who-died-suspected-flakka-overdose-wants-prison-system-change/

https://www.wbrc.com/2022/04/12/deputies-2-inmates-die-jefferson-co-jail-illegal-drugs-suspected/

The Alabama Department of Corrections – Law Enforcement Services Division is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

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