BESSEMER, Ala. (WRBL) – The Alabama Department of Corrections are investigating an inmate death at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. Elvin Burnseed, 53, of Dothan, was pronounced dead on Oct. 7 around 4:00 p.m.
Burnseed, who was serving a life sentence for a robbery in the 1st degree out of Houston County, was found lying unconscious on a top tier in his dorm. Officials say he was immediately taken to the infirmary where life-saving measures were administered to no avail.
ADOC says an investigation into the death is ongoing.