MERIDIAN, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility are investigating the death of inmate Jeremy Russell.
According to Management & Training Corp., officers discovered Russell unresponsive in his cell before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Medical staff responded, and local paramedics later pronounced Russell dead.
The 21-year-old was serving a five-year sentence for burglary in Panola County. He was sentenced in March 2021.
An autopsy will determine his cause of death.