An inmate convicted of first-degree sodomy in Madison County died after a suspected suicide at the St. Clair Correctional Facility, officials said.
Correctional officers found Brian Tyrell Smith, 39, hanging from a bed sheet in his one-person segregation cell during a routine security check at 8:40 p.m. Friday. Medical staff arrived to revive the inmate, but he was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m.
Smith was serving a 30-year prison sentence after being convicted in 2000.
The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the death. ..Source.. by Jonece Starr Dunigan