UPDATE: Inmate Dies One Day After Suffering Head Injury in Prison

UPDATE

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - An Inmate injured in a Tuesday morning  incident at the Cummins Prison unit in Grady has died. 

The Arkansas Department of Correction said in a news release that James Walker, 32, was taken to the hospital for treatment of a head injury shortly before noon on Tuesday. As of 12:32 on Wednesday Walker has died. 

The ADC released this statement on Tuesday concerning the incident.

 "it is unclear at this time, whether or not Inmate's Walker's injury was the result of a fall or the result of an assault."

Arkansas State Police and the  ADC  are continuing their own separate investigations into the incident.

A disturbance at the same prison last week that left three inmates injured also remains under investigation. It happened late in the evening on Sept. 14. Windows were reported broken and surveillance equipment damaged in that disturbance.

 

ORIGINAL

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Arkansas State Police is looking into a Tuesday incident at the Cummins Prison unit in Grady that left an inmate injured.

The Arkansas Department of Correction said in a news release that James Walker, 32, was taken to the hospital for treatment of a head injury shortly before noon.

The ADC release states that "it is unclear at this time, whether or not Inmate's Walker's injury was the result of a fall or the result of an assault."

In addition to the ASP investigation, the ADC is also conducting its own internal investigation into the incident.

A disturbance at the same prison last week that left three inmates injured also remains under investigation. It happened late in the evening on Sept. 14. Windows were reported broken and surveillance equipment damaged in that disturbance.


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