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Elmore Correctional Facility prisoner dies from injuries after altercation with another inmate

10-17-2013 Alabama:

A prisoner at Elmore Correctional Facility has died from injuries suffered in an altercation with another inmate.

Derrick Dennis, 34, died Tuesday at 2:55 p.m. at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, according to Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett. The altercation happened Saturday.
Dennis was serving a life sentence for rape, assault and burglary out of Jefferson County. He was sentenced on Jan. 10, 2006.

Inmate Christopher Smith is a suspect in the death. Smith, 29, is serving a 25-year sentence out of Mobile County for trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and receiving stolen property.

The Department of Corrections’ Investigation and Intelligence Division is investigating the homicide. Elmore is a medium security prison with about 1,180 inmates.

The incident is at least the fourth inmate-on-inmate homicide in Alabama prisons since Oct. 1, 2012.

In August, an inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility was stabbed to death by another inmate.

The Department of Corrections reported in its July statistical report that there had been two inmate on inmate homicides during since Oct. 1, 2012, one at Donaldson Correctional Facility and one at Bibb Correctional Facility. ..Source.. by CONUS TOC

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