By Faye Gaston
Three inmates died at the Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs allegedly from inmate-on-inmate assaults, one in April, May, and June 2021.
Montgomery attorney Julian McPhillips has filed a suit that blames the death of inmate Larry Brown (age 42) in April on the Alabama Department of Corrections. The lawsuit alleges murder and a cover-up and asks that Prison Commissioner Jeff Dunn resign.
The family of inmate Brown alleges that they found out on their own that he was on life support and were never notified by the Alabama Department of Corrections. Inmate Regial Ingram (age 32) died on May 8. Another inmate killed him. Inmate Edwin Brazil (age 40) died June 22 after an assault by another inmate.
Attorney McPhillips said he had names and photos of inmates who could be potential suspects and plans to interview them. The deaths remain under investigation by the Alabama Department of Corrections.
The State of Alabama faces a lawsuit over prison violence filed by the Justice Department, stating that the prison system fails to protect male inmates from violence involving other inmates and excessive force by prison staff.