A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed the death of an incarcerated individual at Staton Correctional Facility over the weekend.
Daeshun Mincey, a 21-year-old incarcerated man at the Elmore County facility, was found unresponsive at the facility on Oct. 22, and taken to the healthcare unit. Healthcare staff at the facility attempted by health care staff at the facility, according to the ADOC spokesperson, but failed to resuscitate Mincey. He was pronounced dead later that same day.
A source within the facility told APR that Mincey was found unresponsive on his bunk by another incarcerated individual at the facility, with his death believed to be an overdose.
Multiple overdoses have been reported at the facility, according to the source who asked to remain anonymous, with correctional officers carrying Narcan on their person or having it close at hand due to the increases in narcotics-related overdoses at the facility.
An official autopsy and cause of death have yet to be released, with the ADOC’s Law Enforcement Services Division investigating the surrounding circumstances of Mincey’s death.
Jason Wade Means, a 42-year-old incarcerated man at St. Clair Correctional facility 80 miles to the north, was also found unresponsive in his dorm on Saturday. Means would later be pronounced dead by officials that same day, becoming at least the fifth incarcerated man to die at the facility since September of this year.