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Prison Authorities Release Name of Inmate Killed in Riot

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Wilkinson County Correctional Facility is still on lockdown at this hour. Correctional officials tell us Demond Flowers died in the disturbance on Saturday. Three inmates are still in the hospital. According to authorities, several fights broke out between prisoners Saturday morning around 10. The prison is on Highway 61 in the town of Woodville. Prison officials say by early Saturday afternoon they had everything under control. In a statement, they tell us public safety was never at risk and no staff was hurt during the disturbance. While our crew was in Wilkinson County, medical helicopters were seen leaving to take injured inmates to hospitals. Other emergency personnel could also be seen on the grounds.

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