MDOC releases few details in killings of two Parchman inmates

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Two inmates were killed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman on Monday night.

According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the murders appear to be an isolated incident and not related to the recent retaliatory killings.

The Parchman chaplain has reached out to the victims’ next of kin.

Governor Tate Reeves put out a statement on Twitter:


Five inmates have died at Parchman since the beginning of the new year.

Two deaths were gang-related. The third was the result of a fight among cellmates. The fourth was the result of natural causes.

The fifth death happened during the weekend when officers found Gabriel Carmen hanging Saturday.

MDOC said they are investigating further and will quickly release additional details as they become available.

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