On Wednesday, another incarcerated individual died inside an Alabama Department of Corrections facility (ADOC).
The individual, Anthony Perez Brackins, was incarcerated at the Limestone Correctional Facility and was 36 years old. Brackins’ death was confirmed by ADOC who said he was found unresponsive in his cell and after not being able to be resuscitated by medical staff the attending physician pronounced him.
Brackins’ death is currently being investigated by the ADOC Law Enforcement Services Division to determine what was the cause.
The day before Brackins’ death a fight occurred at the same Limestone facility involving Brandon Rhodes and another incarcerated individual who is unnamed according to sources familiar with the incident. APR asked ADOC about Rhodes’ status but ADOC stated they were only aware of one incident involving Rhodes which occurred in May. According to the sources previously mentioned Rhodes is currently in critical condition.
Along with Brackins’ death, there have been over 4 deaths of incarcerated people in the span of a week to occur at the Donaldson Correctional Facility. Jason Wayne Chambers also died last week at the Ventress Correctional Facility on June 21 which ADOC confirmed to APR.
Their deaths amount to at least 61 people who have died this year in ADOC prisons across the state. 2022 had the highest number of incarcerated deaths to occur in a single year since ADOC began tracking in 2000.