Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says inmate died at Decatur Morgan Hospital

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Jerry Lynn Acklin (Photo: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office)

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – An inmate at the Morgan County Jail died on Saturday.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said Jerry Lynn Acklin, 58 of Fayetteville, TN, was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital at 8 p.m. on Friday after falling ill.

Acklin died Saturday at 4:10 p.m. “as doctors worked to determine his condition,” according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said initial indications point to an underlying internal medical condition.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said, “Due to the heightened state of awareness it is important to note there were no symptoms that relate to or would indicate COVID-19 (Coronavirus).”

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