Investigation underway after inmate death

CLAYTON, AL. (WSFA) – An investigation is underway at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Barbour County after the death of an inmate.

According to prison officials the inmate in question was involved in a fight and transported to Jackson Hospital, admitted, and later died.

The Alabama Department of Corrections is performing an internal investigation.

The commissioner has asked the Alabama Bureau of Investigation to look into the matter as well.

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