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2 die at Alabama prison over the weekend

By Drew Taylor,


BESSEMER, Ala. ( WIAT ) — Two inmates at William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer died over the weekend in separate incidents.

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Trenton Jamario White, 30, was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 5:34 a.m. Saturday. White was pronounced dead at 5:48 a.m. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, no foul play or trauma is suspected, although lab studies are still pending. White was serving prison time for a 2012 conviction out of Calhoun County for robbery, attempted murder, assault, and firing a gun into an occupied building/vehicle charges.

On Sunday night, another inmate was found unresponsive in his cell. The 61-year-old inmate, whose name has not been publicly released, was pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m. An autopsy will be performed Monday to determine the cause of the inmate’s death.

The first death at Donaldson this year was Jan. 7 when Kevin Marcus Ritter was found dead in his cell.

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