Three weeks, 10 Dead Inside Two Mississippi Prisons (Update: Death toll rises to 15)
Date:  08-28-2018

Deceased ranged in age from 24 to 75, with "natural causes" presumed to be the cause of death in most cases, according to spokesperson
(Updated 9-2-18: By August 31 the death toll rose to 15, prompting the Mississippi Department of Corrections to ask the FBI to investigate.)

From The Clarion Ledger:

August has been a deadly month inside the Mississippi prison system, with seven inmates dying in two weeks. On Tuesday, officials announced three more prisoner deaths, bringing the number to 10 so far this month.

According to a statement released by Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall, the Mississippi Department of Corrections believes most of the deaths are from natural causes, "based on information readily available at this time."

"However, the formal manner and cause of death are pending autopsies. Autopsies are performed by the state Medical Examiner's Office and are subject to the time constraints of that office," Hall said in her statement. Continue reading >>>