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ADOC confirms ninth death in state custody this month

At least nine individuals have now died in state prisons this month, according to previous confirmations from the ADOC.

Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.

A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed on Tuesday the death of an incarcerated man at Fountain Correctional Facility earlier this month, marking the first confirmed death at the facility in February.

Larry Dewayne Dill, a 44-year-old incarcerated man at the Escambia County facility, was reported dead on Feb. 13, according to a statement from the ADOC.

That Monday, Dill had arrived at the in-facility health care unit complaining of chest pains, the spokesperson said, and was later transported to an area hospital to receive further treatment. While at the facility, his condition worsened, and life-saving measures were performed on Dill.

These attempts ultimately failed, and Dill was pronounced dead later that same day.

As with all cases of death within the state prison system, the Law Enforcement Services Division of the ADOC is investigating the death. A cause of death in this incident is pending the results of a full autopsy and the conclusion of the investigation, the spokesperson said.

At least nine individuals have now died in state prisons this month, according to previous confirmations from the ADOC.

Two days after Dill’s death at Fountain Correctional Facility, another incarcerated man would be reported dead roughly two hours to the northeast at Staton Correctional Facility. Reginald Rashard Davis, a 41-year-old incarcerated man at the Elmore County Facility, arrived at the in-facility health care unit on Feb. 15, complaining of “respiratory issues,” according to an ADOC spokesperson at the time.

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After evaluation, health care staff treated him for this unspecified respiratory issue but were unable to keep his condition from deteriorating. Eventually, Davis was pronounced dead by an attending physician at the facility.

Davis is the third incarcerated man to die at Staton Correctional Facility so far this month.

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

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