Inmate found dead in Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

The inmate’s body has been transported to the medical examiner’s office where an autopsy will be performed

Inmate found dead in Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The Rankin County coroner confirms an inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility has died.

MDOC spokesperson, Grace Simmons Fisher, confirms 20-year-old Darrell Harper was found unresponsive in his cell on Tuesday, December 4.

Darrell Harper was found dead inside his cell at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. Source: MDOC
Darrell Harper was found dead inside his cell at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. Source: MDOC

Rankin County Coroner David Ruth said Harper’s body is now at the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Harper was convicted of two counts of residential burglary in Benton County; sentenced last August to five years behind bars.

Fisher says an investigation is underway.

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