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Escape, multiple deaths hit several ADOC facilities on Monday

The incidents included several deaths, an attempted suicide, and an escape by an incarcerated individual.

Staton Correctional Facility and Draper Correctional Facility near Elmore, Alabama. GOOGLE EARTH
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Multiple incidents occurred in several Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) facilities Monday including several deaths, an attempted suicide, and an escape by an incarcerated individual.

At Staton Correctional Facility, an individual escaped from prison and one individual died. Jordan Thomas is the escapee and is also a convicted murderer. ADOC reported Thomas escaped at 11:00 a.m. Monday, though several sources told APR that Thomas escaped in the early hours after midnight on Monday. 

The individual who died at Staton is Keith Holley. Holley was a diabetic and had his leg amputated while imprisoned. His cause of death is currently unknown, according to sources including the mother of his child.

Another death occurred at Limestone Correctional Facility involving Martez Seay. Seay’s cause of death is allegedly an overdose, according to sources.

And finally, the last individual who died Monday night was Lashun White at the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. White’s cause of death is currently being investigated by ADOC. 

At St. Clair Correctional Facility, there was also an individual who attempted suicide on Monday. According to sources familiar with the incident, the individual is at a hospital but is currently non-responsive and is not expected to recover within the next 24 to 48 hours. 

The death toll now for individuals in ADOC facilities so far this year is approximately 110.

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Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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