From The Tribune staff reports
BESSEMER — A William Donaldson Correctional Facility inmate died from a possible drug overdose Tuesday, June 28, at approximately 4:51 p.m.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Maxamillion Ward, 36, was an inmate at William Donaldson Correctional Facility, serving a life sentence for a 2020 sodomy conviction out of Autauga County.
The Ward was transferred from William Donaldson Correctional Facility to UAB Hospital to be treated for a possible drug overdose on Thursday, June 23. He was admitted for treatment and died five days later.
Chief Deputy Coroner William Yates said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.
The Alabama Department of Corrections – Law Enforcement Services Division is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
The story will be updated when more information is available.