WATCH: Inmate at Russell Co. Jail takes his own life

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - An inmate has died inside the Russell County Jail.

33-year-old James Devitt is the man the sheriff says took his life inside a cell.

Devitt was in the jail for almost a month on burglary charges.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says Devitt was listed as homeless and left behind several notes for family and friends before he died.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was brought in to investigate this case while Devitt's body is at a crime lab for an autopsy.

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