Two CMCF inmates die at local hospital

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RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), two inmates at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) have died at Merit Health Central.

John Lee Lewis, 54, died early Sunday morning. He was sentenced July 14, 2004, to serve three 25 year sentences concurrently after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling in Hinds County.

James Ned Carter, 48, died Monday night. He had been sentenced July 11, 2008, as a habitual offender to 60 years for sale of a controlled substance in Neshoba County.

In each case, officials said the cause and the manner of death are pending an autopsy.

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