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Two inmates found dead in Bullock County Correctional Facility

By Christopher M Peeka April 28, 2024

By Christopher M Peeks April 28, 2024

UNION SPRINGS, Ala. (WSFA) - Three inmates have died in April at the Bullock County Correctional Facility in separate instances.

ADOC stated that on Sunday, April 14, Clifton Leon King was found unresponsive in his cell. The medical staff administered care but were unable to resuscitate him, and he was pronounced dead by the attending physician. King was serving a life sentence for a murder in Montgomery County.

The second death happened on Saturday, April 20. Inmate Dustin Ortega was discovered unresponsive in his cell. Emergency care was administered, and Ortega was transported to the health care unit. The staff was unable to renew Ortega, and he was pronounced dead by the attending physician, ADOC stated.

Ortega was serving a 15-year sentence for offenses of health/morals out of Madison County.

According to ADOC, a third death happened on Wednesday, April 24. Inmate Christopher Rian McGhee was found unresponsive in his bed. Staff administered emergency care and transported him to the health care unit, where he was pronounced dead. McGhee was serving a revoked split 20-year sentence for unlawfully breaking a vehicle out of Jefferson County.

ADOC stated the cause of death in each of these cases is pending autopsy results and the LESD investigation.

ADOC has provided no further information regarding these deaths at this time.

Christopher M Peeks

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