E. Alabama inmate dies following altercation in prison

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BARBOUR COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – Officials tell News Leader 9 they are investigating a fatal incident that occurred this week at Ventress Correctional Facility in Barbour County, AL.

We are told an unnamed inmate was involved in an altercation that resulted in injuries.  The inmate died from those injuries at Jackson Hospital.

The Alabama Department of Corrections and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation launched an internal investigation into this matter.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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