Officials: Mississippi inmate dies after being found unresponsive in county jail

Published 2:52 pm Monday, May 13, 2024

An inmate awaiting trial died in a Mississippi county jail Monday.

Officials with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office report that the inmate, who had been in custody for 56 days, was found unresponsive in a cell shortly after 7 a.m.

Officials have not released the inmate’s name, pending notification of family members.

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The cause of death is under investigation. According to officials, the inmate had been medically cleared to be in the jail.