BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two inmates were killed within a week in reported assaults in Alabama prisons.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said a 31-year-old inmate died Monday morning after a reported assault in the prison’s common area.
The inmate’s name was not released.
Al.com reported Travis Hutchins, a 34-year-old inmate at Bibb Correctional Facility died Thursday from injuries suffered in an inmate-on-inmate assault.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued Alabama saying state prisons violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment because of high levels of violence.