Ala. CO stabbed by inmate succumbs to injuries

CO Kenneth Bettis was stabbed by an inmate who was seeking retaliation for being denied extra food on September 1


ATMORE, Ala. — Authorities say a corrections officer at an Alabama prison who was stabbed by an inmate on Sept. 1 has died from his injuries.

The Alabama Department of Corrections says 44-year-old officer Kenneth Bettis died Friday.

Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said an inmate serving a 20-year sentence for robbery will be prosecuted in connection with the stabbing at Holman Prison in Atmore.

Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala.
Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com)

Holman prison has been the site of multiple outbreaks of sporadic violence.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 

Recommended for you

Copyright © 2022 Corrections1. All rights reserved.