2 found dead over 3 days in north Alabama jail

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Two prisoners were found dead in the Madison County Jail in Huntsville over three days, but there’s no indication the deaths were related.

Authorities said Monday that a 48-year-old woman was founded unresponsive in a cell about 9 p.m. Friday. They described the death as an apparent suicide.

Officials say neither jail workers nor paramedics could revive the woman, who had been jailed since Jan. 27 on a probation violation.

Officers found a 28-year-old man charged with murder unresponsive in a cell on Sunday morning. Authorities say he may have ingested drugs before being booked.

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2/7/2022 12:28:32 PM (GMT -6:00)

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