Inmate Death

Jackson County inmate pronounced dead

An autopsy is expected tomorrow to determine how a Jackson County inmate died. In the meantime, the Jackson County Coroner’s Office is looking for the Mobile man’s relatives so they can…

Mississippi Inmate Death

An inmate serving 20 years for statutory rape and sexual battery has died in a prison hospital. The State Department of Corrections says Thursday that an autopsy will be done on 74-year-old Tommy Lee Jones. He was pronounced dead Wednesday…

Mississippi inmate death

A Mississippi man convicted of child exploitation has died after being taken from a prison to a Jackson hospital. Sixty-three year-old Vernon Williams was pronounced dead Saturday at Merit Health Central. Williams pleaded guilty to child exploitation…

Two inmates die in Mississippi prisons

The Mississippi State Department of Corrections says autopsies will be done on two inmates who died during the past week. Quintez Hodges was pronounced dead Saturday at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. He was sentenced to death in September…

Inmate death at Central MS Correctional Facility

The State Department of Corrections announced an inmate has died at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The department said 39-year-old Ronald Frederick Apgar III was pronounced dead Friday. He was serving 12 years for grand larceny and false…

Inmate at South Mississippi Correctional Institution dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An inmate from South Mississippi Correctional Institution has died. The state Department of Corrections says 61-year-old Timothy W. Walters was pronounced dead Tuesday at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. He was serving a life sentence after pleading guilty…

2 Mississippi inmates die in separate Jackson hospitals

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI)- Two inmates from different prisons have died in separate Jackson hospitals. Mississippi Department of Corrections says 66-year-old Charles Bates died Friday at Merit Health Central. 44-year-old Thaddeus Antwon Scales died Thursday night at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Bates was serving a 27-year sentence in Rankin County for child pornography and […]

47-year-old inmate convicted of manslaughter dies in Jackson

JACKSON, MISS. (WCBI) – An inmate convicted of manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon dies in prison. Mississippi Department of Corrections says 47-year-old Krysta Lesherri Chewe died Sunday at Merit Health Central in Jackson. MDOC says Chewe had already been hospitalized there once this year. Chewe was sentenced in December of […]

Autopsies set after 2 central Mississippi inmates die

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says autopsies have been set for two inmates who died in custody in the last week. Albert Smith, a 69-year-old inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, was…

Inmate dies at George County jail due to complications of COVID-19

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WXXV) — Early Saturday morning, a Mississippi Department of Corrections inmate housed in the George County Regional Correctional Facility, died at George Regional Hospital due to complications from COVID-19. The 48-year-old inmate was admitted to the hospital…

Mississippi inmate dies after days in hospital; autopsy set

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be done on a Mississippi inmate who died after being hospitalized several days. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Monday that 42-year-old Brandon Flowers was pronounced dead Sunday at…

50th inmate death in Mississippi

An autopsy will be done on an inmate who died at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The State Department of Corrections says 55-year-old Craig Brown was found unresponsive in his bed Wednesday. Efforts to resuscitate him were not successful. The department…

Autopsy to be done for deceased inmate

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says an autopsy is in order for an inmate who died in a Jackson hospital. The inmate, identified as 58-year-old Herman David Wiley, was taken to the hospital from a correctional facility in Rankin County.…