Inmate found dead at south Mississippi prison

Mississippi prison officials say an inmate has died at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville.

Posted: Mar 22, 2020 7:33 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prison officials say an inmate has died at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said 48-year-old Troy Michael Daughtery was found unconscious in his bed Saturday evening.

He did not respond to CPR.

The prison system said foul play is not suspected, but an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Daughtery was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction.

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