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Advocate’s incarcerated husband stabbed

The husband of an incarcerated advocate was stabbed in an Alabama Department of Corrections facility.

Easterling Correctional Facility.
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On Monday, the an incarcerated advocate’s husband was stabbed in an Alabama Department of Corrections facility.

APR was informed that Derrick Averhart was stabbed at Easterling Correctional Facility. Rhonda Averhart, Derrick’s wife and an advocate, confirmed to APR that Derrick was stabbed between six to seven times in the back, suffered a broken ankle, robbed and was stabbed once in the head. 

Previously APR reported that Derrick was moved abruptly to Kilby Correctional Facility by a prison officer as retaliation for Rhonda’s advocacy.

At the time Kilby had several incarcerated individuals there that disliked Derrick and an officer told Rhonda that Derrick could likely be harmed or killed while at Kilby.

However, Derrick was moved from Kilby to Easterling before any harm was done to him. It is unclear why Derrick was attacked at Easterling.

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

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