October 24, 2020

Investigation under way after Alabama inmate found dead, hanging from bed sheet

An inmate has died at the Jefferson County jail in Birmingham, Alabama, after being found hanging by a bed sheet.

The sheriff’s office told news outlets that the inmate was founding hanging in a work area on Thursday. Another inmate made the discovery.

Jail staff performed CPR on the inmate. Sheriff’s officials said the inmate had a faint pulse before medics rushed him to a local hospital but ultimately died.

A death investigation is ongoing.

Authorities did not release the inmate’s name.