An inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Jefferson County has been stabbed to death during an altercation with another inmate.
Alabama Department of Corrections officials said 23-year-old Steven Newell was stabbed at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Prison officials said he was pronounced dead at the prison's health care facility. Prison officials said a weapon has been recovered.
Newell was serving an eight-year sentence for assault and theft out of Calhoun County.
Inmate James Bennett of Mobile County is being questioned as a suspect. The 43-year-old Bennett is serving a life sentence for three counts of assault and other charges.. The circumstances surrounding Newell's death are under investigation, prison officials said. Donaldson is a maximum security facility in unincorporated Jefferson County near Bessemer.
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