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Incarcerated man dies at St. Clair Correctional Facility

Borden is one of at least three incarcerated individuals who have died at St. Clair Correctional Facility this February.

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An incarcerated man has been reported dead at St. Clair Correctional Facility, according to a spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections.

O.C. Borden, Jr, a 55-year-old incarcerated man at the St. Clair County facility, was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday the spokesperson said. Borden was later transported to the prison’s health care unit, where medical staff attempted to save him.

“Medical staff began life-saving procedures but were unable to resuscitate him,” the spokesman said. “He was pronounced deceased by the attending physician.”

The Law Enforcement Services Division of the ADOC is investigating the circumstances surrounding Borden’s death, with the result of an official autopsy yet to be released.

Borden’s death is believed to be an overdose, according to a source with knowledge of the incident who spoke to APR. The ADOC has not confirmed this.

Borden is one of at least three other incarcerated individuals who have died at St. Clair Correctional Facility this February, the two others being Timothy Sanderson, a 57-year-old incarcerated man who died on Feb. 5, and Michael Joe White, a 45-year-old incarcerated man who died on Feb. 22.

With the deaths of Borden, Sanderson, and White, at least five other incarcerated individuals have been confirmed dead in state custody this February, with those individuals including:

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  • Brian Wanner, 57-years-old, at Bullock Correctional Facility, and Alfred Lee Williams, 57-years-old, at Staton Correctional Facility, both on Feb. 4.
  • Craig Randall Lee, 67-years-old, at Staton Correctional Facility on Feb. 5.
  • Michael Wayne Perry, 62-year-old, at Donaldson Correctional Facility on Feb. 8.
  • Reginald Rashard Davis, 41-year-old, at Staton Correctional Facility on Feb. 15.


Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly wrote that Michael Joe White died on Feb. 15. White was reported dead on Feb. 22, according to a statement from the ADOC. 

John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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