Inmate Deaths

Four Mississippi inmate deaths so far in 2021

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has announced the deaths of four inmates so far in 2021. An autopsy was to be done on each inmate. The latest deaths were announced by the state Tuesday from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, a…

Autopsies set for inmate deaths

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said autopsies are being done on two inmates who have passed away. Seventy-seven year-old Ronald Allen Estelle died Friday at a Greenville hospital. He had been taken there from the Mississippi State…

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…

Two more inmate deaths in Mississippi

Two prisoners died in Mississippi over the weekend, bringing the number of inmate deaths in the state’s troubled prisons to at least 46 since December. Seventy-five year-old Jessie Minnifield died Friday night at Merit Health Center in Jackson where he…

Lawsuit says Mississippi prisons are 'plagued by violence'

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than two dozen Mississippi inmates are suing the state. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says the state's understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence.” In a separate development, federal authorities on…