Investigation at Parchman into inmate's death - - Jackson, MS

Investigation at Parchman into inmate's death

An investigation is underway at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman into the death of an inmate. thirty-eight year-old  Thomas Smith was found dead early Monday morning in his unit.

Smith was housed at Unit 28, a minimum-medium custody unit for inmate workers according to a press release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  He was found at 4 a.m. as officers were preparing to awake inmates for the morning breakfast detail.

Smith was sentenced to life November 1, 2007, after a jury convicted him of murder in Oktibbeha County. Copyright

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