ADOC investigating inmate’s death

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The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an Alabama inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton.

Joshua David Willingham, 29, was assaulted and stabbed by another inmate inside a facility housing area Sept. 8. Willigham was airlifted to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries on Sept. 13.

Officials have identified Taywan Campbell, 38, as a suspect in the assault. Campbell, who is serving a 40-year sentence for discharging a firearm in an occupied vehicle in Sumter County, faces a murder charge.

Willingham was serving a 20-year sentence on a first degree kidnapping conviction in Calhoun County.

ADOC is investigating the circumstances that led to the incidents.

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