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Lieutenant Luther F. Fails | Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama


Luther F. Fails

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 12, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Killed

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Lieutenant Fails was stabbed to death at Holman Prison by an inmate. He and two other guards were escorting a 24 year-old inmate from the exercise yard back to his cell when he suddenly attacked them with a knife. Another guard killed the inmate with a blow to his head.

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i grew up with officer fails and his 2 boys and girl he was a great man and a terrible loss to alabama prison system and mostly more to his family

c.o.1 ronald johnson
correctional officer1,holman corr. center
August 29, 2015


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