Mobile Metro Jail inmate who passed away identified

(IMAGE: mobile jail) Mobile Metro Jail inmate who passed away identified

A death was reported at the Mobile Jail shortly after 6pm Tuesday night.

The Sheriff's Office has issued the following statement:

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, an inmate at Metro Jail passed away at a local hospital due to a lengthy illness. RICKY STRICKLAND was being treated in the medical ward of Metro Jail for the last several months. Visitation was granted for Mr. Strickland’s Family to visit him while in the medical ward. The Warden, Trey Oliver, said the medical staff took excellent care of Mr. Strickland during his illness. “We became very close to Mr. Strickland over these last couple of months,” says Warden Oliver. “It is our sincere hope that we made his last days comfortable and that he knew he was surrounded by Friends who cared for him”.
Mr. Strickland began having difficulties due to his illness a few days ago and was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.
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