FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – On Wednesday, a 51-year-old inmate was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Forrest County Adult Detention Center. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m.
According to Hattiesburg American, a corrections officer found Jetson Shows, of Petal, unresponsive in his cell and called for on-duty medical staff for assistance.
The cause of death is not yet available.
The newspaper reported Shows arrived at the detention center the afternoon of September 2 after being arrested and charged by Forrest County deputies for possession of a controlled substance.