Autopsy set for inmate who died in south Mississippi prison
(AP) — An inmate has died at South Mississippi Correctional Institution, and the state Department of Corrections said Tuesday that no foul play is suspected.
The inmate’s name was being withheld until relatives are notified. The death occurred Monday night, and the department said an autopsy would be done.
Mississippi’s prison system is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department because several inmates died during outbursts of violence late last year and early this year.
The person who died Monday was at least the 30th Mississippi inmate to die since late December.