Death of Wilkinson County Correctional Facility inmate under investigation

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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.

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