Inmate dies in East Mississippi Correctional Facility
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.