Ala. prison officials may ask court to reconsider order to release inmate death records


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Department of Corrections officials say they are considering asking the Alabama Supreme Court to reconsider its decision ordering them to make public findings in inmate assaults and the death of an inmate convicted of killing two Athens police officers. Department spokesman Brian Corbett said Tuesday the prison system’s legal division was studying the court ruling. He said corrections officials will also likely confer with officials from the Alabama Attorney General’s office and the District Attorney’s Association. The court on Friday ordered the department to make public internal reports on inmate assaults at Donaldson Correctional Facility and from the probe of the death of inmate Feron Barksdale in 2007. Barksdale died after being found comatose in his cell at Kilby Correctional Facility near Montgomery.

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