Inmate dies at East Mississippi Correctional Facility


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.

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