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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A second Madison County inmate breaks neck in second-floor jump
10/12/2005, 6:23 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — For the second time in less than four weeks, a Madison County jail inmate has broken his neck in a leap from a second-floor walkway.

Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Yox said the inmate, whose movements were caught on videotape, climbed a chest-high fence on the walkway and jumped off backward about 7 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to Huntsville Hospital for surgery to stabilize a broken neck.

The inmate's name is being withheld.

On September 16th, inmate Jeffery Tyrone Williams also broke his neck when he jumped off the second-floor walkway in what was ruled a suicide attempt. Sheriff Blake Dorning said Williams is paralyzed from the waist down.

Williams, who is 27, had been convicted on a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling.


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