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Inmate dies at privately run prison in north Mississippi

Nora Ducksworth was in Marshall County Correctional Facility. It is operated by Management & Training Corporation.

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 3:11 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An autopsy will be conducted on a 52-year-old Mississippi inmate who died in a privately run prison.

Nora Ducksworth was in Marshall County Correctional Facility. It is operated by Management & Training Corporation.

A company spokesman says “no foul play is suspected” in the death Thursday.

At least 14 inmates have died in Mississippi prisons since late December. Most of the deaths were at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, and most happened during outbursts of violence.

Prison records show Ducksworth was convicted in Jones County in 1993 on charges of murder and armed robbery, and he was given two life sentences.

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