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Crime Mississippi inmate becomes fifth to be killed inside the state's prisons this week

06:35  04 january  2020
06:35  04 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

'Gangs are at war': Fifth Mississippi prison death reported as violence continues

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An inmate who was stabbed to death Friday at a Mississippi prison has become the fifth to be killed inside the state ’ s correctional facilities this week .

A week of violence in Mississippi prisons have left five inmates dead and others injured in what authorities believe is gang-related conflicts. 2, 2020, this time, at the penitentiary, bringing the death toll to four amid disturbances over the past week in the state prison system.

An inmate who was stabbed to death Friday at a Mississippi prison has become the fifth to be killed inside the state’s correctional facilities this week.

FILE - In this May 19, 2010, file photograph, traffic moves past the front of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. Another Mississippi inmate died at the hands of a fellow inmate, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, this time, at the penitentiary, bringing the death toll to four amid disturbances over the past week in the state prison system. The violence comes even as a federal judge has rejected claims that conditions in one Mississippi prison are unconstitutionally harsh. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)© AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File FILE - In this May 19, 2010, file photograph, traffic moves past the front of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. Another Mississippi inmate died at the hands of a fellow inmate, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, this time, at the penitentiary, bringing the death toll to four amid disturbances over the past week in the state prison system. The violence comes even as a federal judge has rejected claims that conditions in one Mississippi prison are unconstitutionally harsh. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Two Mississippi inmates missing amid rash of prison violence

  Two Mississippi inmates missing amid rash of prison violence A search was underway Saturday for two violent inmates missing from a Mississippi state penitentiary, corrections officials said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Inmates David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered missing from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman during a 1:45 a.m. emergency count, officials said in a Facebook post.

Mississippi prisons on lockdown after five inmates killed in a week . Three inmates were killed this week at Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, while two others have been killed since Sunday elsewhere in the state ' s prison system.

An inmate who was stabbed to death Friday at a Mississippi prison has become the fifth to be killed inside the state ’ s correctional facilities this week . Dennoris Howell, who was serving a 17-year sentence for manslaughter, was knifed by another inmate around 3 a . m

Dennoris Howell, who was serving a 17-year sentence for manslaughter, was knifed by another inmate around 3 a.m. Friday morning at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton said.

The 36-year-old is the fifth inmate to be killed by another prisoner since Sunday, and the third at Parchman. Another inmate stabbed in the same incident Friday was taken to a Memphis, Tenn., hospital. He has not been identified.

Sunflower County Sheriff James Haywood and Burton have described the violence as related to a dispute between members of gangs, but officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections haven't said what's driving the violence. All state prisons statewide are locked down, confining inmates to cells and blocking visitors.

2 inmates escape Mississippi penitentiary amid statewide lockdown

  2 inmates escape Mississippi penitentiary amid statewide lockdown Two inmates have escaped in Mississippi amid a rash of violence through state facilities that has left at least four dead.Officials said the Mississippi Department of Corrections K-9 and Emergency Response Teams are searching for David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27.

A fifth inmate has died violently in a Mississippi prison , raising further questions about security as clashes between prisoners continue. Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton told local news outlets that 36-year-old Dennoris Howell was stabbed to death before dawn Friday at the Mississippi State .

An inmate who was stabbed to death Friday at a Mississippi prison has become the fifth to be killed inside the state ’ s correctional facilities this week . Yesterday at 11:28 PM www.foxnews.com.

The troubles began Sunday at South Mississippi Correctional Institution near Leakesville, when inmate Terradance Dobbins, 40, was killed and two others hurt.

Prison officials said that the killing was part of a "major disturbance." The Greene County prison can pose particular difficulties to secure because hundreds of prisoners are housed in bunks in one large room, instead of in individual cells. The prison was locked down for almost all of 2019, in part because of guard shortages.

On Tuesday at Parchman, 25-year-old inmate Walter Gates was stabbed and several other inmates were injured during a fight.

Two days later, a 32-year-old inmate in the same unit where Howell was residing was stabbed and killed in a fracas that left multiple prisoners injured.

That incident brought a heavy police response, with state troopers, corrections officers and deputies from multiple counties responding.

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Inmates at one point Thursday also set another unit at Parchman on fire, but Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Grace Simmons Fisher said the blaze caused no structural damage. The prisoners were evacuated and later moved back in, she added.

Earlier Friday, before Howell was stabbed to death, 26-year-old prisoner Gregory Emary of Hernando was killed at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility, a county-run jail that holds state inmates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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