An inmate from the Prichard City Jail died yesterday after being beaten up by another inmate. Died. Of massive brain injury. He was incarcerated because of unpaid fines related to parking tickets and misdemeanor arrests. He was mentally ill. He was 42, and he died with his mother at his side, watching her child slip away from her.
The beating took place on August 31, following a dispute over changing the channel on the jail TV. The attacker was first charged with second degree assault, but that charge was later reduced to third degree.
Take a minute to absorb this. Something is very wrong here. I don’t know about you, but I feel sick.