Inmate dies in East Mississippi Correctional Facility

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FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, a red tag hangs on a cell door, signifying an active COVID-19 case for its inhabitants at Faribault Prison, in Faribault, Minn. A Tennessee advisory panel tasked with determining eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine acknowledged that prison inmates in the state were high risk, but concluded that prioritizing them for inoculation could be a “public relations nightmare.” (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WJTV) – An inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility died Saturday morning.

Officers were called to a housing unit where they found Brandon Mitchell unresponsive in his cell. Medical staff administered CPR but were unable to revive him.

Mitchell, 25, was serving a ten-year sentence for delivery of a controlled substance and attempted robbery in Harrison County. He was sentenced in December 2013.

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

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