Inmate dies in hospital at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman

An inmate serving 15 years for multiple convictions has died in the hospital of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

An autopsy will be done on 72-year-old Linnon McClendon. There were no signs of trauma.

McClendon was sentenced in 2014 in Yazoo County. He was at least the 35th inmate to die in a Mississippi prison since late December.

The state prison system is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice after several inmates were killed or injured during outbursts of violence in late December and early January.

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