- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate.

The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1PLU2Mj ) reports 27-year-old Deonte Bennett was found unresponsive inside his cell at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County Tuesday morning. He was pronounced dead after emergency personnel tried to revive him.

Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Grace Simmons-Fisher says an autopsy is scheduled.

Bennett was serving a three-year sentence following a marijuana possession conviction in 2014. He was returned to prison last November after a parole violation.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com


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