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Inmate Commits Suicide

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An inmate who escaped from the Yazoo County Community Work Center has been found dead after being caught in Arkansas and brought back to Mississippi.

27-year-old Bryan Owens apparently hanged himself with a sheet in his cell at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County yesterday afternoon.

Owens had just gotten to the prison after being found with a woman in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

He was serving a 12-year sentence for burglary, vehicle theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon from Harrison County.

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