On Sunday, the brother of Christopher Hurst says he received a phone call from a Captain at Fountain Correctional Facility who said his brother had died from an apparent drug overdose. Christopher Hurst, who family called Chris, had been incarcerated in the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) for 14 years. He was 37-years old.
His family is stunned by the news of his death. Chris’s grandmother and brother had each spoken to him on the phone in the days before his death and both say Chris gave no indication that something was wrong.