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Inmate dies in East Mississippi Correctional Facility

October 7, 2021 GMT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A 21-year-old inmate died Thursday in a privately run prison in Mississippi, and authorities said an autopsy will be done.

Jeremy Russell was found unresponsive in his cell at East Mississippi Correctional Facility, according to a news release from Management & Training Corporation. It said medical staff provided first aid, and local paramedics soon arrived and pronounced Russell dead.

In March, he was given a five-year sentence for a burglary conviction in Panola County.