SPRINGVILLE, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating two separate inmate-on-inmate assaults that occurred over the weekend at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.
The first incident happened at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Saturday when correctional officers responded to an assault involving three inmates inside one of the prison’s cell blocks. Two inmates were found with stab wounds and were taken to an offsite hospital. One inmate was returned to the facility’s infirmary while the other inmate remains at the hospital where his condition is listed as serious. According to initial reports, an inmate identified as a suspect in the stabbings was removed from general population and a knife used in the incident was recovered at the scene.
Early Sunday at approximately, 12:50 a.m., prison officials responded to a second incident inside the same cell block that left one inmate injured. The inmate was also taken to a local hospital where he was treated for stab wounds. The inmate is reported to be in stable condition. A second inmate who shared the same cell with the injured inmate confessed to the attack and turned over a makeshift knife to correctional officers.
The circumstances that led to the separate incidents remain unknown at this time. The correctional facility is secure and prison officials have locked down the cell block while ADOC agents conduct an internal investigation into the incidents.