Morgan inmate hurt when air duct falls at jail

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Jun. 28—A Morgan County Jail inmate was injured Friday afternoon when a section of the air-conditioning duct fell from the ceiling at the jail, according to the Sheriff's Office Twitter page.

Sheriff's spokesperson Mike Swafford said the inmate was transported to a local hospital as a precaution for a non-life-threatening injury. Two other inmates were also taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The sheriff's office has not released an update on the incident, which remains under investigation.

Before the incident, County Commission Chairman Ray Long said the jail could be getting a new air conditioning system with $23.21 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds allotted to the county.

mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.

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