Inmate found dead in cell in East Mississippi Correctional Facility

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI)- Mississippi Department of Corrections says an inmate died at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

Officers found 27-year-old Cortez Wooten unresponsive in his cell.

Medical staff immediately administered CPR while waiting for paramedics.

Wooten was later pronounced dead at the facility.

He was serving a 35-year sentence for manslaughter and armed robbery in Grenada County. Wooten was sentenced in January 2012.

An autopsy will determine his official cause and manner of death.

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