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Inmate dies in a Mississippi jail, investigation underway

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An inmate has been found dead in a Mississippi jail after a dispute with his cellmate.

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 3:28 PM
Updated: Jan. 31, 2018 3:28 PM

WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An inmate has been found dead in a Mississippi jail after a dispute with his cellmate.

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WLBT-TV reports that officers in the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility found Thomas Burks unresponsive in his cell early Wednesday.

Medical staff did CPR, but could not revive him.

An autopsy is being done, and the death is under investigation.

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