Lauderdale Co. sheriff probes inmate's death - - Jackson, MS

Lauderdale Co. sheriff probes inmate's death

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Lauderdale County authorities say they're investigating the death of an inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

Sheriff Billy Sollie tells The Meridian Star ambulance personnel were called to the location on Saturday, responding to a report of an injured inmate. Sollie says the inmate died later at a Meridian hospital.

The inmate's name hasn't been released.

Sollie says the inmate was found in his cell by guards at about 2:30 p.m., and that the inmate was the only occupant of the cell.

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