WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility are investigating the death of an inmate.
Officials said they discovered Jerry Whitlock unresponsive in his cell on May 20, 2021, at 6:00 a.m. A medical team administered life-saving measures. Officials said Whitlock was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to investigators, no foul play is suspected in Whitlock’s death.
The 63-year-old was serving a life sentence for burglary in Rankin County. He was sentenced in 2009.