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Crime Another Mississippi inmate dies; no signs of injuries

02:20  17 february  2020
02:20  17 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Mississippi inmate death toll rises amid emergency extension

  Mississippi inmate death toll rises amid emergency extension Another Mississippi inmate died Monday, the same day the governor extended an emergency order allowing the state to quickly spend money to try to resolve problems in a prison system beset by violence and poor living conditions. The two developments were announced separately, and there was no indication that Gov. Tate Reeves' extension of the emergency order was in response to the latest death.

(AP) — A 42-year-old inmate has died in Mississippi , making him at least the 18th prisoner to die in the state's troubled prison system since late December According to the news release, there were no obvious signs of injuries . May was living by himself in a cell. He had been sentenced in 2017 to life

Another Mississippi inmate has died , making him at least the 17th inmate in the state's troubled prison system to have died in less than two months. Officials said Vance died at a hospital in Jackson. He had been housed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 42-year-old inmate has died in Mississippi, making him at least the 18th prisoner to die in the state's troubled prison system since late December, corrections officials said Sunday.

An officer serving breakfast on Sunday found David Lee May unresponsive in his cell at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said. A department statement said officials tried to resuscitate the inmate, but he later was pronounced dead.

According to the news release, there were no obvious signs of injuries. May was living by himself in a cell. He had been sentenced in 2017 to life for two aggravated assaults.

An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.

The death comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of Mississippi's troubled prisons system. The Justice Department announced Feb. 5 that its civil rights division was opening an investigation of Mississippi prisons after a string of inmate deaths.

At least 18 Mississippi inmates have died since late December. Most of them died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, and many were killed during outbursts of violence that also left an undisclosed number of inmates injured.

Jay-Z helps 150 inmates at Mississippi prison sue over 'constant peril' .
According to the suit, inmates at Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman "live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm."Rampant violence and the lack of proper medical attention have led some prisoners to insert their own catheters, treat their own stab wounds and suffer through seizures without medication, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday in the Northern District of Mississippi.

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