42-year-old man the 27th inmate to die in Mississippi since late December

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been pronounced dead.

News outlets report the 42-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell Thursday afternoon.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has not identified the man who died. He is at least the 27th Mississippi inmate to die since late December.

Some of the deaths happened amid outbursts of violence. Health inspections have shown repeated problems with clogged toilets, broken sinks and moldy showers at Parchman.

The state prison system is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.

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