Mississippi prisons on statewide lockdown after inmate killed

Mississippi prisons on statewide lockdown after inmate killed
Mississippi prison officials have ordered a statewide lockdown after one inmate was killed and two others injured Sunday at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County. (Source: Photo MDOC)

GREENE COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Mississippi prison officials have ordered a statewide lockdown after one inmate was killed and two others injured Sunday at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County.

Few details have been released on what exactly happened, but prison officials described it as "a major disturbance."

Terrandance Dobbins, 40, was the inmate killed Sunday. He was serving a life sentence for a 1998 homicide conviction in Adams County and eight years for aggravated assault in Sunflower County. An autopsy will be conducted to determine how Dobbins died.

A spokesperson with the Mississippi Department of Corrections told WLOX News, “Conditions at SMCI are under control as the prison remains on lockdown and an investigation continues. In the interest of safety to the public, staff, and inmates, the lockdown was extended to the other two state prisons, the three private prisons, and the 15 regional jails and will remain in effect pending the investigation.”

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