Antoine Rudolph Obituary , Death – On Thursday, it was discovered that a state inmate who had been housed at the William Donaldson Correctional Facility, which is located in the southwestern region of Jefferson County, had passed away. Inmate Antoine Devaugh Rudolph was given a name by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office after it was discovered that the inmate had passed away while being held in custody. He was 33. At 9:43 o’clock on Thursday morning, corrections officers entered Rudolph’s individual cell and discovered that he was unresponsive and had been there for some time.

It wasn’t until 10:05 that it was determined that he had passed away; before that, there was some confusion. According to Bill Yates, the Chief Deputy Coroner, the cause of death has not been determined at this time and is contingent upon the results of additional laboratory testing that is being done.
Following his conviction for robbery in Tuscaloosa County in 2015, Rudolph was serving a sentence of 15 years in prison at the time of his death. In 2015, he was responsible for committing the crime.

The death toll at Donaldson Correctional Facility has already surpassed the yearly total of 26 for 2021, which was set for the entirety of the year, with 36 inmates having already passed away in 2019. This puts the death toll at Donaldson Correctional Facility ahead of schedule for the entire year.

According to the data that was provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections, there has been an increase in the number of inmates who have passed away while they were being held at Donaldson over the course of the past few years. ADOC said 17 inmates died in 2019, and 22 in 2020. The organization has consistently said no when approached with requests for interviews regarding the recent spike in the number of fatalities, despite receiving a large number of such requests.