Russell County inmate collapses, dies

A Russell County Jail inmate collapsed while on a work detail Friday and later died at a Phenix City hospital.

Jack Catrett, age unknown, was on a county inmate carpentry detail working on municipal buildings Friday. After the work shift, the detail was in a truck returning to the jail when Catrett collapsed, Russell County Sheriff’s Lt. Heath Taylor said. Catrett was taken to Summit Hospital where he died of a heart attack.

A preliminary autopsy showed that Catrett suffered from heart disease, Taylor said.