27-year-old inmate dies at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

27-year-old inmate dies at East Mississippi Correctional Facility
(Source: Gray News, file)

LAUDERDALE CO., Miss. (WLBT) - An inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility died after being found unresponsive in his prison cell, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Cortez Wooten, 27, died around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

It is reported that medical staff immediately administered CPR and paramedics arrived within minutes.

Wooten was serving a 35-year sentence for manslaughter and armed robbery in Grenada County. He was sentenced in January 2012.

An autopsy will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

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