MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating after an inmate was stabbed at a state prison facility in Clio. According to ADOC spokesman Bob Horton, an inmate at Easterling Correctional Facility was stabbed during a fight with a second inmate Tuesday.
The inmate, whose name has not been released, was transported by ambulance to a local medical facility, then airlifted to a Montgomery hospital. The severity of the inmate's injuries is not known.
Easterling, located in Barbour County, is a medium security state men's prison that opened in 1990. The last available ADOC statical report, dated November 2016, shows the facility was designed to house 652 inmates but had a population that month of more than 1,400. That's 217 percent of capacity.