Inmate found dead in cell at Parchman on Wednesday

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SUNFLOWER COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – An inmate was found dead at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman Wednesday morning. According to MDOC, the inmate died by apparent suicide in his one-man cell.

The death happened in Unit 29. According to Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton, the inmate appeared to die by hanging. The cause and the manner of the inmate’s death are pending confirmation of an autopsy.

The identification of the inmate is pending notification of the next of kin.

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