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Alabama Condemned Prisoner Commits Suicide with Unknown Object
On September 2, 2006, Jones bled to death in his cell on death row, according to Richard Allen, Alabama's Corrections Commissioner. He had injuries to his neck and in the bend of his right elbow, but prison officials could not determine what Jones used to kill himself. A safety razor found in Jones' cell was intact, said Brian Corbett, a prison spokesman. However, prisoners may purchase single disposable razors in order to comply with prison policy requiring that every prisoner be clean shaven, noted Corbett. Only suicidal prisoners are prohibited from possessing a razor. "As far as the danger," Corbett said, "a pen or pencil can kill you."
Source: Associated Press
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