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Crime Two Mississippi inmates missing amid rash of prison violence

19:40  04 january  2020
19:40  04 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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JACKSON, Miss . (AP) — Another Mississippi inmate has died at the hands of a fellow inmate , 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

a person posing for the camera: David May and Dillion Williams were discovered missing during an emergency count, officials say.© Mississippi Department of Corrections David May and Dillion Williams were discovered missing during an emergency count, officials say.

A search was underway Saturday for two violent inmates missing from a Mississippi state penitentiary, corrections officials said.

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.

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JACKSON, Miss . – Five Mississippi inmates have been killed in less than a week, including On Thursday, two inmates were killed. One was a stabbing at Parchman. His identity has not For days, prison officials had refused to provide details on the violence and ignored most questions from media.

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 A fifth inmate has died violently in a Mississippi prison , raising further questions about security as clashes between prisoners continue.

May is serving a life term for two aggravated assault convictions, and Williams is serving 40 years for residential burglary and aggravated assault, officials said.

The search for the missing inmates comes as corrections officials reported the deaths of four prisoners during violent disturbances since Sunday, including two at Parchman prison, officials said.

It's unclear whether the disappearance of the two inmates is related to the violence.

Disturbances, some of them gang related, were also reported at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, where one inmate died, and the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility in Houston, Mississippi, where another inmate died, said Commissioner Pelicia Hall.

Several inmates were injured in the violence.

A fifth death and a minor fire at the Parchman prison were unrelated to the disturbances, officials said.

"These are trying times for the Mississippi Department of Corrections," Hall said in a statement.

State, private and regional facilities will remain on lockdown during an investigation, officials said.

All movement at three state penitentiaries, three privately managed prisons, and 15 regional facilities will be limited to emergencies.

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