Mississippi department of corrections

Guard charged with bringing contraband in Mississippi prison

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A judge set bond Thursday for a prison guard who was arrested on charges of bringing contraband items, including methamphetamine, into Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Thursday…

Two inmates found dead in East Mississippi correctional facility

LAUDERDALE, Miss. (WCBI)- The East Mississippi Correctional Facility is investigating the deaths of two inmates. Officers found 65-year-old Fritz Garcia unresponsive in his cell around 4 p.m. on Saturday. Medical staff administered CPR until paramedics arrived and transported Garcia to Rush Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Garcia was serving a life sentence for […]

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…

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…

Ex-Louisiana warden confirmed as Mississippi prisons leader

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators have confirmed Burl Cain as the new commissioner of the state prison system. The 77-year-old Cain is a former warden of Angola prison in Louisiana, and he faced…

2 inmates die after falling ill at Mississippi prisons

JACKSON, Miss. (WXXV) — An inmate housed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman died at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville early Monday morning. Darryl J. Swanier, 58, was serving life sentences for two separate capital murder convictions…

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…