Who is Daniel Williams? Alabama Inmate Dead At Staton Correctional Facility

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An Alabama inmate, Daniel Williams, died after being beaten, tortured, and sexually assaulted in prison for days just two weeks before he was due to be released.

Williams, a 22-year-old father of two infants, was near the end of his one-year sentence for second-degree theft when he was found unresponsive on October 22 at Staton Correctional Facility.

The incident was reported as a “possible inmate-on-inmate assault” two weeks before he eventually died in a hospital.

However, Williams’ family claims they were not told until October 25 that he was brain-dead in the hospital — and that warden Joseph Headley blamed it on drugs.

The family eventually learned he had been kidnapped and raped or “tied up, beaten, and rented out for two to three days” by another prisoner, citing prison sources who claimed such violence was not uncommon there.

An online fundraiser also said he “was beaten, tortured, and sexually assaulted … by a gang of people with only 14 days until his release.”

The dad of two was taken off life support on November 5 and died four days later.

Terry Williams and Taylor Bostic have hired a lawyer to hold someone accountable and prevent future attacks.

The Department of Justice is suing Alabama for failing to avoid inmate violence and abuse from correctional officers at its state prisons.

According to the Alabama Appleseed Center for Justice and Law, a federal trial is slated for next year.

The deadly incident came as the Department of Justice is suing Alabama for failing to prevent inmate violence and abuse from correctional officers at its state prisons.