Alabama inmate killed in prison assault 1 day before release

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate was killed in an assault inside an Alabama prison one day before he was scheduled to be released.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said 23-year-old Ian Rettig died Tuesday after an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault. The prison system says Rettig was scheduled to be released Wednesday. He had been serving an 18-month sentence.

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