Lashun Cortez White Found Dead at Alabama Prison, Cause of Death


A 32-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell at the William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Alabama on Monday night, sparking concerns about the conditions within the facility and the well-being of inmates.

Lashun Cortez White was discovered unresponsive in his cell at approximately 10:15 p.m. Prison staff rushed him to the prison infirmary, but he was pronounced dead at 10:36 p.m.

The exact cause of White’s death is unknown, pending the completion of an autopsy.

The Alabama Department of Correction’s Law Enforcement Services Division has launched an investigation into the incident.

This investigation aims to shed light on the factors that might have contributed to White’s passing, including any potential issues within the correctional facility itself.

White had been serving a 21-year sentence stemming from a conviction for first-degree robbery in Houston County.

His tragic death raises concerns not only about the circumstances leading to his demise, but also about the overall conditions within the correctional system and the measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of inmates.

The William Donaldson Correctional Facility has faced scrutiny in the past due to reports of violence, inadequate healthcare, and other concerns.

White’s death adds to a growing list of inmate fatalities at the facility.

He becomes the 19th inmate to pass away at Donaldson this year, and his death follows a grim pattern that saw 40 inmates lose their lives at the prison in the preceding year, 2022.

This is a developing story. We will update this report as more information becomes available.

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