JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — An inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman died Thursday.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections revealed Friday the inmate was Michael Robertson, 42, who was serving 10 years for a drive-by shooting in Union County. He was sentenced in 2016.
According to MDOC, a correctional officer found him unresponsive during an afternoon security check of Unit 30.
The state will perform an autopsy, but Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton said she suspected the death was drug related.