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State reported 13th inmate death since late last month

The Mississippi Department of Corrections reported another inmate death this week, becoming the 13th state inmate to die since late December.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 6:56 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2020 12:55 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections reported another inmate death this week, becoming the 13th state inmate to die since late December.

The warden at the Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility said Limarion Reaves, 28, collapsed before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Mugshot of Limarion Reaves by the Mississippi Department of Corrections

He added that medical staff tried CPR on Reaves and even tried to shock his heart in hopes of restoring a normal heartbeat before an ambulance took him away.

The state will perform an autopsy on the inmate, who was serving a three-year prison sentence on an aggravated assault conviction in Leflore County.

Most of the state inmate deaths since December 29 have not been in regional jails but in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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