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18Jun

Inmate Fatally Stabbed at State Prison in South Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL —

One prison inmate was stabbed to death by another over the weekend, state officials said Monday in Alabama, where high rates of prison violence have recently been criticized by the U.S. Justice Department.

Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said in a news release that 29-year-old Jeremy Reshad Bailey was fatally wounded Saturday at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, which is near the Florida line.

Correctional officers found Bailey inside a prison housing area with a stab wound. He was taken to hospital but died from the injury.

Fellow inmate Jarvis Terrell Taylor, 31, was being charged with murder, prison officials said. He was serving a 30-year term for a 2007 robbery conviction in Montgomery County.

 

BY: Associated Press

PUBLISHED: WTOP

LINK: https://wtop.com/national/2019/06/inmate-fatally-stabbed-at-state-prison-in-south-alabama/

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