Inmate dies at privately run prison in east Mississippi

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 1, 2021

A private prison company says an investigation is underway after a Mississippi inmate was found dead in his cell.

Management & Training Corporation said in a news release Wednesday that Robert Williams, 29, was found Tuesday at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

Williams received a 10-year sentence in 2013 for convictions on burglary, aggravated assault and armed robbery in Pike County. An autopsy will be done.

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East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a men’s prison located in unincorporated Lauderdale County, Mississippi, near Meridian. It is about 90 miles east of  Jackson.