A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed on Wednesday the death of an inmate at Fountain Correctional Facility the previous Monday and the assault of an inmate at Limestone Correctional Facility last Friday.
Chadrick Aspen Wade, 30, was found unresponsive on his bunk, according to ADOC. Wade was then taken to the health care unit at Fountain, where he was eventually pronounced dead.
The cause of death is pending a result and investigation. The Law Enforcement Services Division is heading up the investigation into Wade’s death.
At least four incarcerated individuals have died at the Fountain facility since April, according to data from ADOC.
Also, on Wednesday, ADOC confirmed that an incarcerated man at Limestone Correctional Facility was involved in an inmate-on-inmate assault with a weapon and was transported to Hunstville Hospital on Friday.
Berry Dale Cates, 44, was first taken to the health care unit with Limestone for treatment of multiple wounds received due to the assault before being transferred via ambulance to the Hunstville Hospital for further treatment.
The ADOC Law Enforcement Services Division is likewise investigating the Limestone incident involving cates.
Three individuals have died since April in the Limestone facility, according to data compiled by ADOC.
Limestone and Fountain, like the vast majority of Alabama’s correctional facilities, are severely understaffed and overcapacity. Limestone was designed for 1,628 incarcerated individuals, with it currently holding 2,345 as of April. Likewise, Fountain was designed to house only 831 incarcerated individuals, with its month-end population as of April at 1,239.