Inmate dies at St. Clair Correctional Facility

Inmate dies at St. Clair Correctional Facility
St. Clair County Correctional Facility. Source: WBRC file video

SPRINGVILLE, AL (WBRC) - An inmate died Thursday night at St. Clair Correctional Facility, state prison officials confirm.

The cause of the prisoner's death is unknown at this time, Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said on Friday morning.

Horton released the following statement just after noon:

Alabama Department of Corrections officials report that an inmate at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville was found deceased in his cell at approximately 6 a.m. today.  An inmate who shared the cell with the deceased inmate called for correctional officers when he discovered the inmate unresponsive.

St. Clair Correctional in Springville has been the site of several incidents of violence and injuries to both inmates and officers.

A St. Clair Correctional officer spoke on the condition of anonymity about several of the issues at the prison. You can read his interview here.

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