Two officers on leave amid investigation into inmate's death
Two Alabama prison officers are on leave as the department probes the use of force in the death of a state inmate.
The Alabama Department of Corrections said it is investigating the alleged use of force that resulted in the death of an inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility inmate.
Fifty-five-year-old Michael Smith of Fairfield, died Dec. 5 after being removed from life support following a November incident at the prison.
The prison system said it is also investigating the death of another inmate at Holman Correctional Facility.