The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating five unrelated inmate deaths that have occurred since Thursday.
In each case, the cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.
None of the deaths are related to an unsubstantiated report of an inmate suffering fatal burns at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville.
The following inmates at SMCI have died:
- 70 year-old Jack Glisson died on Sunday, August 5th. Glisson (#30678) was sentenced to life on September 27th, 1977, for murder in Jones County.
- 36 year-old Willie Hollinghead died on Saturday, August 4th. Hollinghead (#168824) was sentenced to 10 years on December 4th, 2017, for sale of cocaine in Wayne County.
- 57 year-old Albert McGee died on Thursday, August 2nd. McGee (#10330) was sentenced to life on August 2nd, 1990, for murder, and two years on October 15th, 1990, for possession of controlled substance, both in Jackson County.
Also, Robert Joseph, at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County and Charles R. McCullough at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, have died.
38 year-old Joseph (#216431) died on Sunday, August 5th. He was sentenced to three years on April 26th, 2018, for possession of a controlled substance in Harrison County.
66 year-old McCullough (#87788) died on Saturday, August 4th. He was sentenced on March 30th, 2011, to 10 years for unoccupied burglary-larceny in Amite County and to 10 years on May 9th, 2016, for aggravated assault in Pike County.