JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Another inmate has died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton confirms that the inmate was found hanging in his one man cell in Unit 29 Wednesday morning.
The investigation into his death is ongoing. The cause and manner are pending confirmation of an autopsy.
The identification of the inmate is pending notification of next of kin.
An inmate was found dead by apparent suicide in his one-man cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman on Wednesday morning. The death in Unit 29 appears to be by hanging, according to the Sunflower County coroner.
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Four other inmates have died at Parchman since the beginning of the new year