Mississippi inmate dies, at least 25th since late December

March 8, 2020 GMT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 77-year-old inmate died Saturday in Mississippi, where at least 25 inmates have died since late December, officials said.

The Department of Corrections said in a statement that the inmate from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman died at a hospital in Oxford and foul play is not suspected. There will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Officials were withholding the name of the inmate until his relatives are notified of his death.