A inmate serving a life sentence on a homicide conviction died Monday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The state Division of Corrections mentioned no foul play is suspected and an post-mortem could be performed.
The individual was at the least the 26th Mississippi inmate to die since late December, and the state jail system is underneath investigation by the U.S. Justice Division. A few of the deaths occurred amid outbursts of violence.
The Division of Corrections mentioned the title of the inmate who died Monday could be launched after the individual’s household was notified.
Officers on Monday launched the title of the inmate who died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Willie C. Booker, 77, was serving life on the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for a homicide conviction in Calhoun County. He had been imprisoned since he was sentenced in January 1997.