Huntsville convict found dead in Staton jail

ELMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man serving a 60-month prison sentence for a drug conviction was found dead in his cell shortly after Christmas, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

Brandon Scott Taylor was found unconscious in his bed at Staton Correctional Center in Elmore, Alabama on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, officials confirmed with News 19.

The 39-year-old man was immediately taken to the care unit where “rescue measures failed”. Taylor was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

He had a conviction in Madison County for possession/receiving a controlled substance.

ADOC’s Law Enforcement Services Division (LESD) said it is reviewing the circumstances surrounding Taylor’s death and will release more information once the investigation is complete.


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