Mississippi inmate dies months after becoming ill

By Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate who was serving a 15-year sentence has died after becoming ill months ago and being hospitalized periodically since December.

The state Department of Corrections said Monday that 40-year-old Mary Jewell died Sunday at Merit Health Central in Jackson, where she was taken from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.

Jewell was tested for the new coronavirus while she was hospitalized, and the results were negative.

She was sentenced in 2010 in Lee County for attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a felon. She was at least the 32nd Mississippi inmate to die since late December.

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