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Inmate stabbed to death inside Alabama prison

January 8, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system is investigating the stabbing death of an inmate and the apparent suicides of two others.

The prison system says that 48-year-old John David Teague was killed Monday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore

The Alabama Department of Corrections said Teague was found unresponsive inside a prison housing area. He was treated at the prison infirmary but died from his injuries.

Teague was serving a 21-year sentence on a 2007 burglary conviction in Morgan County.

The prison system is also investigating two inmate suicides.

One suicide was reported Dec. 21 at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. A second was reported Jan. 2 at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.

The prison system did not release the inmates’ names or cause of death.

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